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Why should I only use accredited hospitals?

Is the hospital accredited by The Joint Commission? If so, it means the hospital has voluntarily met national health and safety standards. You don’t need to interrogate an Emergency Department (ED) staffer to find this out; you can learn if the hospital is accredited (as well as how it’s performing in several key areas) at The Joint Commission’s Quality Check website.

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The Smart Parent's Guide: Getting Your Kids Through Checkups, Illnesses, and Accidents

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