The Joint Commission (TJC), an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies more than 19,000 healthcare organizations and programs in the U.S, established the National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs) program in 2002.
The goals were established to help accredited organizations address patient safety concerns. They are developed and updated by the Patient Safety Advisory Group, which is made up of healthcare professionals with hands-on experience in addressing patient safety issues.
TJC accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality.
Read more about the NPSGs and updates.