Issue 43, August 27, 2009
In a Sentinel Event Alert released today, the Joint Commission urges health care leaders to take a stronger role in preventing medical errors. As they say, "Leadership is a critical function in promoting high quality, safe health care. In health care organizations, leadership is provided by the governing body, the chief executive and senior managers, and the leaders of the clinical staff. When a sentinel event occurs in a health care organization, inadequate or ineffective leadership is often one of the contributing factors."
To read the alert, click here.