The United States is suffering from an epidemic of drug overdose deaths. And it’s getting worse at an alarming rate: 2014: 47,055 2015: 52,404 (+11.4%) 2016: 63,632 (+21.4%) Sources: CNN 12/21/2017, NYT 6/5/2017, WaPo 12/11/2015 To put these numbers in perspective, that’s more than Peak car crash deaths (~55,000 in 1972) Peak HIV deaths (~47,000 in […]

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Our friends at Vista Research Group have succinctly summarized The Joint Commission’s new outcome measurement requirement starting January 1, 2018. In a nice eBook they make available on their website, they state: In January 2017, Standard CTS.03.01.09 was revised to require organizations to do the following: Use a standardized tool or instrument to monitor the […]

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