ED Quality: Emergency
Use the links below to review the latest information on
Emergency Department issues for both hospitals and physician groups.
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9/8/06: NCQA Releases Emergency Medicine Quality
6/14/06: Institute of Medicine (IOM) Report on
6/13/06: 2007 JCAHO National Patient Safety Goals
1/10/06: ACEP Report Card on US
Emergency Care (CNN
2/10/05: JCAHO White Paper on Medical Liability and
9/1/04: New National Patient Safety Standards
4/26/04: Hospital Trustee Magazine Article on ED
Contract Management Groups (CMGs)
JCAHO releases new Leadership Standard: Managing
1/21/04: CDC releases updated SARS information
9/14/03: Texas Passes Prop. 12 -
Constitutional Amendment for Tort Reform
9/3/03: CMS releases EMTALA Final Rule
7/18/03: JCAHO releases 2004
5/11/03: JCAHO releases new Emergency Department
5/1/03: AHA releases survey of Medical
Malpractice Liability Insurance costs - compares hospital costs in "crisis
states" vs. states with tort reform.
3/19/03: Addressing the New Health Care Crisis,
a report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services on the need for national Tort Reform.
1/30/03: CMS announces
mandatory Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement
(QA/PI) programs to address Patient Safety.