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The Joint Commission's new and revised workplace violence prevention standards for hospitals: a major step forward toward improved quality and safety.

Arnetz JE. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2022;48(4):241-245.

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May 4, 2022

Arnetz JE. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2022;48(4):241-245.

Patient violence toward health care workers is a common, yet underreported, influence on care safety. This commentary summarizes policies in place to address patient violence and highlights Joint Commission standards developed to reduce the potential for violence in care environments. Improved reporting, organizational engagement, and safety culture development are among the strategies recommended.