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Top 5 Joint Commission Requirements Identified as "Not Compliant" for Accredited Ambulatory Care Organizations

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Here are the top five Joint Commission requirements that were most frequently identified as "not compliant" in 2013 for accredited ambulatory care organizations:

•    HR.02.01.03: The organization grants initial, renewed or revised clinical privileges to individuals who are permitted by law and the organization to practice independently — 49 percent
•    IC.02.02.01: The organization reduces the risk of infections associated with medical equipment, devices and supplies — 38 percent
•    MM.03.01.01: The organization safely stores medications — 37 percent
•    IC.01.03.01 The organization identifies risks for acquiring and transmitting infections — 26 percent
•    MM.01.01.03 The organization safely manages high-alert and hazardous medications — 25 percent

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