You Can Be Prepared When JCAHO Visits

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Preparations for Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) surveys are rarely described in the literature. This article is intended to provide much-needed information on survey preparation processes, not only to Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers, but also to all hospitals undergoing surveys of biopsychosocial delivery of care. Beginning in 1995, JCAHO will apply biopsychosocial reviews to all assessments of patients. Facilities whose preparations include those detailed in this article will be better prepared for such reviews.

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