The Joint Commission

URL: http://www.jointcommission.org

The Joint Commission is an independent, nonprofit organization that evaluates and accredits more than 15,000 health care organizations and programs. It is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality and is the most predominant accrediting body in health care. Organizations undergo a comprehensive evaluation process every 3 years to earn and maintain the Joint Commission's seal of approval. Laboratories are evaluated every 2 years.

The Joint Commission's free public quality report, known as Quality Check®, is available at http://www.qualitycheck.org. Users can view organization-specific performance results online or download the information for free. For each set of measures, the data includes hospital-specific composite scores and national and state comparative data.

Page last reviewed July 2015
Page originally created February 2015
Internet Citation: The Joint Commission. Content last reviewed July 2015. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/talkingquality/resources/initiatives/joint.html