Ready to answer ORYX data questions? Here's what Joint Commission will ask.ED Manag. 2000 Apr; 12(4):37-42.EM
The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations' ORYX program integrates performance measurement into the accreditation process. Your hospital already should have chosen six measures to report for the ORYX program, and those measures may affect the ED. Surveyors will want to see comparison charts, so your ED can be measured against other facilities, and control charts with internal data. Automatic type I recommendations result if institutions fail to report data they said they would report for two quarters in a row. Your control charts may have findings that are statistically, but not clinically, significant.