As you may be aware, the Joint Commission is in the process of what they are calling a “Standards Improvement Initiative (SII)”, which includes the deletion of IM.4.10 (Information-Based Decision Making) and IM.5.10 (Knowledge-Based Information). The elimination of both standards is detrimental to medical libraries, which in turn is detrimental to the provision of safe and fully information patient care. Leadership from the Medical Library Association are actively working to persuade the Commission to rethink this decision.
In the meantime, if anyone has strong feelings about this issue, please complete the proposed changes survey (See the link below.) In the survey, there are boxes to include comments and if you have data or published resources that illustrate the imporance of reliable access to the evidence in regards to patient safety, please include them and/or share them with us to help bolster any advocacy against the change.
Patient centred diagnosis: sharing diagnostic decisions with patients in clinical practice. - Berger ZD, Brito JP, Ospina NS, et al. BMJ. 2017;359:j4218.
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