Joint Commission pushes 90% flu goal

February 2012
Hospital Infection Control & Prevention;Feb2012, Vol. 39 Issue 2, p19
The article reports on the requirement of the Joint Commission regarding the improvement of influenza rates in hospitals and the 90% national goal for flu vaccination of health care workers. It says that the new standards are made due to the increase attention on patient safety in the U.S. and will take effect in July 2012. Moreover, it mentions that ambulatory care, behavioral health care and long-term care will be obliged to apply similar standard.


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