Why Accereditation

Accreditation is 'A public recognition of the achievement of accreditation standards by a healthcare organisation, demonstrated through an independent external peer assessment of that organisation's level of performance in relation to the standards'.

Accreditation of the processes and services employed by the healthcare facility results in a number of benefits to all stakeholders:

  • High quality of care and patient safety. Patients are the biggest beneficiary. They get services by credential medical staff. Rights of patients are respected and protected. Patient satisfaction is regularly evaluated.
  • Continuous Improvement. Accreditation stimulates continuous improvement in the organization by demonstrating commitment to quality care, continuous learning, good working environment, leadership and above all ownership of clinical processes.
  • Community Confidence. It raises community confidence in the services provided by the health care organization.
  • Benchmarking. Provides opportunity to healthcare unit to benchmark with the best.
  • Objective Assessment. provides an objective system of empanelment by insurance and other third parties. Accreditation provides access to reliable and certified information on facilities, infrastructure and level of care.

NABH is a constituent board of Quality Council of India, set up to establish and operate accreditation programme for healthcare organisations. The board is structured to cater to much desired needs of the consumers and to set benchmarks for progress of health industry. The board while being supported by all stakeholders including industry, consumers, government, has full functional autonomy in its operation.