MARION A. BLANKENHORN, M.D.
A study of this problem was initiated by the Regents of the American College of Physicians through a committee on Accreditation of Hospitals in Medicine,1 not the Joint Commission on Accreditation. The committee elected to study the problem by surveying hospitals as a pilot study of present criteria and standards. The committee procured a Director who was to serve for one year,2 but the committee functioned throughout in an advisory capacity. It was the purpose of the committee to "develop ways and means to define an acceptable standard for use by the Joint Commission on Accreditation, and secondly to judge
BLANKENHORN MA. STANDARDS OF PRACTICE OF INTERNAL MEDICINE AND METHODS OF ASSESSING THE QUALITY OF PRACTICE IN HOSPITALS. Ann Intern Med. ;47:367–374. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-47-2-367
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;47(2):367-374.
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