Accreditation & Quality Compliance Center
By Christopher Cheney
November 24, 2020
The American Medical Association has adopted new policies this week, including prevention of bullying among healthcare professionals and recognition of racism as a public health threat.
According to The Joint Commission, intimidating and disruptive behavior in healthcare settings is associated with medical errors, poor patient satisfaction, and preventable adverse outcomes. In June, the AMA Board of Trustees recognized the health consequences of violent police interactions and called racism an urgent threat to public health.