An appraisal of healthcare accreditation agencies and programs: Similarities, differences, challenges and opportunities

David Greenfield, Usman Iqbal, Elaine O'Connor, Nicola Conlan, Heather Wilson

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Abstract

Background: The study, following similar reviews in 2000 and 2010, presents an update of knowledge about external evaluation agencies and accreditation programs. Objective: The study aim was to investigate the current profile of external evaluation agencies identifying their program features, and significant changes and challenges.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbermzab150
JournalInternational Journal for Quality in Health Care
Volume33
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • accreditation
  • external evaluation
  • healthcare standards
  • quality improvement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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