National Patient Safety Goals

National Patient Safety Goals

Learn to describe proven measures for optimizing communication among caregivers.

Magnifi Group
Updated Jun 09, 2020

National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs) were established in 2002 by the Joint Commission (TJC) to assist accredited hospitals and healthcare organizations in addressing problematic patient safety issues, as identified by sentinel event reporting. Issues with the highest priority are included in program-specific NPSGs, and addressed during accreditation surveys. Elements of performance (EPs) within each NPSG address the most currently accepted clinical practice guidelines.