Hospital accreditation Before speaking about strong and weak points of Hospital accreditation it is necessary to define what accreditation is and why it is so important for health care establishments. Accreditation is a process in which an entity, separate and distinct from the health care organization, usually non-governmental, assesses the health care organization to determine if it meets a set of standards requirements designed to improve quality of care. (Hospital Accreditation Reports 1991) Accreditation is known to be voluntary and not compulsory. It is rather positive strong point, because due to accreditation hospitals may gain peoples confidence and trust. People may think that if hospital is able to get accreditation, its services may be of high quality and professional. Accreditation means for many people additional evidence of professionalism and trust. Therefore many health care establishments try to get higher accreditation.
(Hospital Accreditation Reports 1991) One more positive moments of hospital accreditation is the standards which are considered to be achievable and optimal. They require proper medical education, skills, care and treatment. As it was told accreditation is the pledge of respect and reliability. (Hospital Accreditation Reports 1991) Nowadays accreditation provides a visible commitment by health care establishment with the aim to reduce risks to staff and patients, to improve the patient care quality and to provide safe environment. It is a matter of fact that accreditation draw worldwide attention and is considered to be quality evaluation and also management tool. (Hospital Accreditation Reports 1991) One known possibility to be accredited is by means of JCAHO whose mission is to improve constantly provided care and quality to the public.
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Therefore this commission also provides accreditations of health care and connected services which support and strive for improving the quality of patient care. (Hospital Accreditation Reports 1991) It is a common knowledge that most hospitals not only in the United States, but in the whole world are trying to get accreditation. It is reported that many hospitals in USA are approved by Accreditation Committees and Commissions, especially by Joint Commission on Accreditation for Health Care Organizations. This Commission is the accreditor of more than 15,000 hospitals. JCI sets standards and inspects time from time in order to reassure that hospitals follow these standards. This fact maybe weak point in accreditation, because different Commissions have divergences as to standards and different Commissions perform inspection also differently.
And it is rather difficult for hospitals to fit to all inspections. (Hospital Accreditation Reports 1991) As accreditation and quality improvement draw great attention in the whole world. The JCI (Joint Commission International) launched new international accreditation program, which provide practically the same requirements and demands for all health care centers. It is also a positive moment, because all organizations are in equal conditions and must have high services. (Hospital Accreditation Reports 1991) JCI mentioned that new international standards were based on international consensus standards and set uniform, achievable expectations for structures, processes and outcomes for hospitals. (Hospital Accreditation Reports 1991) Such accreditation process according to Commission is worked out to adapt special religious, cultural and legal factors in the country. JCI accreditation is useful for international hospitals, health agencies and health ministers, because it helps them to improve, to assess and to show the quality of patient care in their country.
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(Hospital Accreditation Reports 1991) It is necessary to admit that JCI is independent and also non-for-profit organization, which was established more than forty years ago. JCI provides standards which measure the quality of health care in USA and in the whole world. It was stated that JCI has maintained state-of-the-art standards that focus on improving the quality and safety of care provided by health care organizations. (Hospital Accreditation Reports 1991) Nowadays JCI assesses and accredits as it was told more than 15,000 health care establishments and programs. It is the predominant and most famous accrediting body in medical sphere. It is also positive moment, because hospitals are sure that such accrediting bodies are really professional and they are able to estimate at their true worth.
Such respectful organizations stimulate hospitals to get accreditation and to improve health care of patients. (Hospital Accreditation Reports 1991) But there are some weak points. Many standards and norms are changeable and sometimes health care organizations arent able to notice and to follow slight changes and therefore they cant pass the accreditation. It is a matter of fact that some standards may be interpreted in different ways or may be misunderstood and in the result the organization also doesnt pass accreditation. It is necessary to admit that standards have to be exact, clear and precise. It means that all norms must be easily understandable and also achievable for health care organizations.
(Hospital Accreditation Reports 1991) To sum up all the material it is necessary to admit once more that the aim of accreditation is to improve patients safety and to reduce risks during clinical processes. All professional hospitals must pass accreditation if they want to be respectful and trustful. In spite of all weak points (misinterpretation or double standards) accreditation is considered to be necessary in the whole world, because medicine is such sphere which constantly requires improvements. Works cited Hospital Accreditation Reports Are Public, High Court States. News Media & the Law 1991: 1..
1) According to the World Health Organization (WHO), how could at least half a million deaths due to surgical error be prevented every year? Your Answer:b) By implementing systemic changes in operating rooms Correct Answer:b) By implementing systemic changes in operating rooms At least half a million deaths per year could be prevented with effective implementation of systemic improvements in ...