Abstract

Objective: To apply international hospital accreditation as one of the external evaluation mechanisms of healthcare quality.
Methods: Hospital accreditation was implemented in Taiwan by Department of Health in 1978 and has been very helpful in elevating healthcare level and quality. However, accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI) is one of the best ways to keep abreast with international standards.
Results: After one year's preparation, Taipei Municipal Wan Fang Hospital has become JCI accredited in 2006. JCI hospital accreditation standards consist of 11 chapters and 368 standards. On site survey lasts 3 to 5 days.
Conclusions: Hospitals can apply for JCI accreditation voluntarily and achieve the goal of continuous quality improvement by complying with the international accreditation standards. Two Taiwanese hospitals have been accredited by JCI in 2006, which should encourage more local hospitals to take on this challenge.
Translated title of the contributionElevate Healthcare Quality through International Hospital Accreditation: The Example of Wan Fang Hospital
Original languageChinese (Traditional)
Pages (from-to)160-171
Journal醫務管理期刊
Volume8
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007

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