Nutrition Care Given New Importance in JCAHO Standards

Darlene Dougherty, Robin Bankhead, Robert Kushner, Jay Mirtallo, Marion Winkler

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The 1995 standards developed by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations are now in effect. In an unprecedented shift, the manual focuses on performance rather than structure and process. It emphasizes the interdisciplinary delivery of care, including nutrition care. This article describes the new standards as they relate to nutrition support professionals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)26-31
Number of pages6
JournalNutrition in Clinical Practice
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics


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