Joint Commission Updates Anticoagulant NPSG
By Bryan Ward

January 16, 2019

The Joint Commission (TJC) announced revisions to its anticoagulant therapy National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) December 7. NPSG 03.05.01 has eight new or revised elements of performance (EP).

All the changes are listed in R3 Report 19 and will take effect July 1, 2019. The update applies to all TJC-accredited hospitals, critical access hospitals, nursing care centers, and medical centers accredited under the ambulatory healthcare program.

The report explains that while this NPSG has made a positive impact on patient safety over the years, there’s been a rise in adverse events because of an increase in the use of direct oral anticoagulants (DOAC).