There is an impact on patients and patien safety from hospital accreditationon
A: If we take nursing for example we can see that nurses spend up to 90% of their time caring for patient an that would improve patient safety.
B: Accredited hospitals performed better than non-accredited hospitals on a range of quality indicators, and that can result in strong patient safety, quality of care & confidentiality
C: Staff will follow every policy and avoid any mistakes
D: Maintain the level of care and meet such high international standards is a great endorsement of the hospital’s commitment to its patients
(Al Awa, et al., 2011)
After talking in general about JCI Accreditation, I will be more specific in taking patient safety policy and axpline it.
The simplest definition of patient safety is the prevention of errors and adverse effects to patients associated with health care
(World Health Organization, nd)
Patient Safety and Quality of Care are quite related to each other in term of one lead to the other
(Improving Care Search Center, 2012)
Now we can ask the question Why Patient Safety Is at the Top of the List?