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Steps You Can Take

Health care providers are improving patient safety. You can help, too.  By being an active member of your health care team, you can help prevent medical errors and improve the quality of your health care.

Check out the following web sites for patient safety resources:

NCQA Related Links

The National Committee for Quality Assurance is a private, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. Since its founding in 1990, NCQA has been a central figure in driving improvement throughout the health care system, helping to elevate the issue of health care quality to the top of the national agenda.

The NCQA seal is a widely recognized symbol of quality. Organizations incorporating the seal into advertising and marketing materials must first pass a rigorous, comprehensive review and must annually report on their performance. For consumers and employers, the seal is a reliable indicator that an organization is well-managed and delivers high quality care and service.

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Michigan Health & Safety Coalition Consumer Report

The Michigan Health and Safety Coalition (MH&SC) is a collaborative quality improvement effort focused on improving patient safety in Michigan. MH&SC was first organized in 2000, following the release of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report titled, “To Err is Human”.  In 2006, MH&SC incorporated in Michigan and received approval from the IRS as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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The Joint Commission – JCAHO Quality Check

The Joint Commission makes no representations or guarantees about the accuracy of the information or the quality of care provided by any organization not accredited by The Joint Commission listed on this site. The information about the organizations not accredited by The Joint Commission has been provided to The Joint Commission by the organization itself or a third party listing service. Inclusion in this list is for comparison purposes and not to be considered an endorsement by The Joint Commission. Consumers should not rely on this information for choosing a provider without verifying its accuracy.

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