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NABH Certification

What is NABH?

National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH) is a constituent board of Quality Council of India, set up to establish and operate accreditation program for healthcare organizations. The board is structured to cater to much desired needs of the consumers and to set benchmarks for progress of health industry. The board have full functional autonomy in its operation. (Source: NABH official website: www.nabh.co)

The Accreditation process involves comprehensive review of hospital’s compliance with NABH’s standards.

Cardinal principles of assessment are:

  • Hospital operations are based on sound principles of system based organization.
  • NABH standards are implemented and institutionalize into hospital functioning.
  • Patient safety and quality of care, as core values, are established and owned by management and staff in all functions and at all levels.
  • There is structured quality improvement program based on continuous monitoring of patient care services.

ISQua Accreditation of NABH standard, India

International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua) has accredited “Standards for Hospitals” developed by National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH, India). The approval of ISQua authenticates that NABH standards are in consonance with the global benchmarks set by ISQua. The hospitals accredited by NABH will have international recognition this will provide boost to medical tourism.

So far hospital standards of only 11 countries viz. Australia, Canada, Egypt, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Jordan, Kyrgyz Republic, South Africa, Taiwan, United Kingdom were accredited by ISQua. India becomes the 12th country to join in this group.

How are patients benefited by NABH accreditation?

Patients are the biggest beneficiaries. Accreditation results in high quality of care and patient safety. The patients get services by credential medical staff. Rights of patients are respected and protected. Patient satisfaction is regularly evaluated.

Other Benefits

  • Accreditation to a Hospital stimulates continuous improvement. It enables hospital in demonstrating commitment to quality care. It raises community confidence in the services provided by the hospital. It also provides opportunity to healthcare unit to benchmark with the best.
  • The Staff in an accredited hospital are satisfied lot as it provides for continuous learning, good working environment, leadership and above all ownership of clinical processes. It improves overall professional development of Clinicians and Paramedical staff and provides leadership for quality improvement within medicine and nursing.
  • Accreditation 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.