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Home News Combined Assessment Program Review of the St. Louis VA Medical Center St. Louis, Missouri (9/13/2011)

Combined Assessment Program Review of the St. Louis VA Medical Center St. Louis, Missouri (9/13/2011)

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The purpose of the review was to evaluate selected operations, focusing on patient care administration and quality management (QM). During the review, OIG provided crime awareness briefings to 38 employees. This review focused on eight operational activities. The facility complied with selected standards in the medication management activity. OIG made recommendations for improvement in the following seven activities: (1) QM, (2) physician credentialing and privileging, (3) coordination of care, (4) enternal nutrition safety, (5) registered nurse competencies, (6) management of workplace violence, and (7) environment of care.





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