The Joint Commission Connect - Your Online Connection
The Joint Commission Connect - Your Online Connection


News and Information

The Joint Commission Perspectives
The Official Newsletter of The Joint Commission

The Joint Commission Perspectives is your official source of changes to accreditation and certification standards, requirements, and Joint Commission initiatives.

To provide accredited organizations with the most up-to-date information as quickly as possible, hard copies of Perspectives are no longer mailed. Instead, you can find the 13 most recent issues, beginning with January 2011, right here, posted as soon as it is available.

If you would still like to receive a hard copy of Perspectives, you may purchase a subscription from Joint Commission Resources.

Available Issues of Perspectives

Free Articles of Interest from JCR Periodicals
 (Articles Refreshed 7/18/2013)

Please note: No part of this publication may be reproduced, transmitted, or posted in any form or by any means without written permission.  Contact or 630.792.5454 with inquiries.

  Current Issue:  August 2013   

2013 Issues:

2012 Issues:

2011 Issues:
























Joint Commission Resources is providing these complimentary articles to Joint Commission accredited and certified organizations from its periodicals.  Every month you can access new free sample articles of interest here on Joint Commission Connect.

The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
A Mixed-Methods Analysis of Patient Reviews of Hospital Care in England: Implications for Public Reporting of Health Care Quality Data in the United States 

Environment of Care® News
OSHA and Work Safety: Green and Clean - How hospitals can protect patients and workers by using earth-friendly and sustainable products/practices & Worker Safety

The Source 
Complying with Advance Directive Rules in Deemed Status Ambulatory Surgery Centers