Joint Commission Publishes Sentinel Event 64 – Addressing Health Care Disparities by Improving Quality and Safety

Published: 11/11/2021

  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The Joint Commission has issued Sentinel Event #64 – addressing health care disparities by improving quality and safety. According to TJC, addressing health care disparities is not only a quality and safety imperative but also a moral and ethical duty. Sentinel Event #64 seeks to assist organizations as they center health care disparities as a key part of organizational patient safety initiatives and a core element of strategic planning.

Health care disparities are defined as “differences bet

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