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  • Joint Commission
    The Joint Commission Big Book of Tracer Questions
    Edition: 2017
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Content Description

The Joint Commission Big Book of Tracer Questions If tracer methodology provides a pathway for the Joint Commission survey process, then tracer questions are the bricks surveyors lay along that path. With each question surveyors explore standards compliance surrounding a patient’s care experience and within the overall health care system or program. The Joint Commission Big Book of Tracer Questions is specifically designed to help you more easily and effectively conduct mock tracers in your organization, whether you are new to mock tracers or have been conducting them for years. More than 2,000 tracer questions have been collected from Joint Commission Resources tracer workbooks, articles, and software; new questions are included as well. This book, a companion to the best-selling Big Book of Checklists (2016), also includes a new mock tracer template that integrates the concepts of the SAFER™ Matrix approach. This allows you to more accurately capture and respond to the scope of noncompliance and likelihood to harm in a way that simulates an actual survey. Key Topics The role and purpose of tracers in Joint Commission surveys and core tracer activities Accreditation standards topics covering performance improvement, leadership, staffing, care of the patient, health information and technology, infection prevention and control, medication management, and the physical environment Key Features Thousands of downloadable, customizable tracer questions, categorized by accreditation topic and tagged with setting applicability Compilation of all questions into a single, searchable spreadsheet (linked in the e-book or on the included flash drive for the print version) that allows you to build your own set of tracers A downloadable mock tracer template that integrates the new SAFER matrix Reviewed by Joint Commission experts, including surveyors Standards: All standards Settings: Ambulatory care, behavioral health care, critical access hospital, hospital, home care, laboratory, nursing care centers, office-based surgery practices Key Audience Accreditation professionals Performance improvement specialists Department heads Risk managers Medication safety officers and patient safety officers Joint Commission Resources, Inc. (JCR), a wholly controlled, not-for-profit affiliate of The Joint Commission, is the official publisher and educator of The Joint Commission. JCR is an expert resource for health care organizations, providing advisory services, educational services and publications to assist in improving quality and safety and to help in meeting the accreditation standards of The Joint Commission. JCR provides advisory services independently from The Joint Commission and in a fully confidential manner.

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About Joint Commission

The mission of The Joint Commission is to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. Its vision is that all people always experience the safest, highest quality, best-value health care across all settings.