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|Title:||Preparation for hospital accreditation: an efficient and practical approach.|
|Author:||O'Connor, P. T.|
|Publication Title:||Australian Clinical Review|
|Abstract:||Hospital accreditation has been criticized for its emphasis on structure and documentation. Less attention is given to the clinical process and outcomes of care. How can the accreditation process become a meaningful part of day-to-day hospital management? Four approaches are discussed. (1) The development of industrial type quality assurance programmes that detect negative patient outcomes and improve patient care. (2) The appointment of a Quality Assurance/Accreditation Coordinator with appropriate authority. (3) The establishment of an effective Quality Assurance/Accreditation Committee. (4) The continuous review of accreditation standards through normal committee function and department review, and trial surveys. Such strategies will enable hospital accreditation to develop beyond a paper exercise and to provide the foundation for excellence in health care delivery.|
|Description:||Wimmera Base Hospital, Horsham|
|Internal ID Number:||01834|
|Appears in Collections:||Research Output|
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