TJC Seeks Comments on Proposed Standards Addressing Heath Care Disparities

Published: 03/24/2022

  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Behavioral Health - Outpatient,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Behavioral Health - Inpatient

The Joint Commission (TJC) is seeking comments from the field on proposed requirements aimed at reducing health care disparities. The requirements would be applicable to the Hospital, Critical Access Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, and Behavioral Health Care and Human Services accreditation programs.

According to TJC, reducing health care disparities is priority for patient quality and safety. TJC notes that, “research suggests that identifying the sociodemographic characteristics, social d

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