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Another Acronym to Strike Fear in Your Heart?
Maureen Larkin, Senior Editor-Quality
JCAHO. Until the Joint Commission changed its name early last year, that acronym was enough to strike fear in the hearts of hospital employees at all levels. Now another acronym has made its way to the accreditation scene, and it remains to be seen if DNV's name will be given the same regard that JCAHO held for so long. [Read More]
October 2, 2008
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