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Top-cited standard reveals rift with clinical activities

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March 1, 2010

Like many healthcare facilities, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) was cited during its Joint Commission survey for having blood pressure equipment, soiled linen carts, and IV poles stored in corridors on three of its units.

The standard in question, LS.02.01.20, was the most-cited one in accredited hospitals during the first half of 2009, according to The Joint Commission. LS.02.01.20 requires facilities to maintain their means of egress, and under element of performance (EP) 13, exits must remain clear of obstructions.

Surveyors also took issue with fire drill performance.

Like many healthcare facilities, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) was cited during its Joint Commission survey for having blood pressure equipment, soiled linen carts, and IV poles stored in corridors on three of its units.



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