Summary: Certification as complying with a standard set by non-governmental organizations, applied for by institutions, programs, and facilities on a voluntary basis.
Publications316 found, 100 shown here
- Health service accreditation as a predictor of clinical and organisational performance: a blinded, random, stratified studyJeffrey Braithwaite
University of New South Wales, Level 1 AGSM Building, Randwick, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
Qual Saf Health Care 19:14-21. 2010Despite the widespread use of accreditation in many countries, and prevailing beliefs that accreditation is associated with variables contributing to clinical care and organisational outcomes, little systematic research has been ..
- Medication errors observed in 36 health care facilitiesKenneth N Barker
Center for Research on Pharmacy Operations and Designs, School of Pharmacy, Auburn University, 128 Miller Hall, Auburn, AL 36849 5506, USA
Arch Intern Med 162:1897-903. 2002..Medication errors are a national concern...
- Competency-based medical education in postgraduate medical educationWilliam F Iobst
American Board of Internal Medicine, USA
Med Teach 32:651-6. 2010....
- Establishment of an accreditation system for midwifery education in Afghanistan: maintaining quality during national expansionJeffrey M Smith
JHPIEGO, Bangkok, Thailand
Public Health 122:558-67. 2008..To establish a mechanism for ensuring and regulating quality of pre-service midwifery education in Afghanistan during a period of intense expansion...
- Measurement of the general competencies of the accreditation council for graduate medical education: a systematic reviewStephen J Lurie
Office of Curriculum and Assessment, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, New York 14642, USA
Acad Med 84:301-9. 2009To evaluate published evidence that the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education's six general competencies can each be measured in a valid and reliable way.
- Quality in health care and globalization of health services: accreditation and regulatory oversight of medical tourism companiesLeigh G Turner
Center for Bioethics and School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
Int J Qual Health Care 23:1-7. 2011..Medical tourism companies should have to undergo accreditation review. Care should be arranged only at accredited international health-care facilities...
- Building a bridge to accreditation--the role of the National Public Health Performance Standards ProgramLiza C Corso
Office of Chief of Public Health Practice, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
J Public Health Manag Pract 13:374-7. 2007
- Accreditation and quality assurance for Radiation Therapy Oncology Group: Multicenter clinical trials using Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy in lung cancerRobert Timmerman
Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX 75390 9183, USA
Acta Oncol 45:779-86. 2006..selection, method of dosimetry construction, equipment requirements, motion assessments and control, site accreditation, data exchange, and follow-up policies were worked out by compromise and consensus...
- Evaluation of the impact of the voucher and accreditation approach on improving reproductive health behaviors and status in KenyaCharlotte Warren
Population Council, General Accident Insurance House, Ralph Bunche Road, PO Box 17643, Nairobi 00500, Kenya
BMC Public Health 11:177. 2011..Population Council, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, intends to generate evidence around the 'voucher and accreditation' approaches to improving the reproductive health of low income women in Kenya.
- The World Health Organization African region laboratory accreditation process: improving the quality of laboratory systems in the African regionGuy Michel Gershy-Damet
Regional Program on AIDS, Inter Country Support Team West Africa, World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa, Ouagadougou 03, Burkina Faso
Am J Clin Pathol 134:393-400. 2010..WHO AFRO's accreditation process is not intended to replace established ISO 15189 accreditation schemes, but rather to provide an ..
- A national survey of the effect of sleep medicine specialists and American Academy of Sleep Medicine Accreditation on management of obstructive sleep apneaSairam Parthasarathy
Southern Arizona Veterans Administration Health Care System, Tucson, AZ 85723, USA
J Clin Sleep Med 2:133-42. 2006To study the effect of American Academy of Sleep Medicine accreditation of sleep centers and sleep-medicine certification of physicians on the management of patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
- Framing medical tourism: an examination of appeal, risk, convalescence, accreditation, and interactivity in medical tourism web sitesAlicia Mason
Department of Communication, Pittsburgh State University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 73019, USA
J Health Commun 16:163-77. 2011..The authors discuss the implications of these findings concerning the framing of medical tourism Web site content, future directions for research, and limitations...
- Virtual colonoscopy training and accreditation: a national survey of radiologist experience and attitudes in the UKD Burling
St Mark s Hospital, Harrow, Middlesex, UK
Clin Radiol 62:651-9. 2007Expert consensus recommends directed training and possibly in the future, formal accreditation before independent virtual colonoscopy (VC) reporting...
- How good is the ACR accreditation phantom for assessing image quality in digital mammography?Walter Huda
Department of Radiology, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY 13210, USA
Acad Radiol 9:764-72. 2002The purpose of this study was to evaluate the American College of Radiology (ACR) accreditation phantom for assessing image quality in digital mammography.
- Global standards and accreditation in medical education: a view from the WFMEHans Karle
World Federation for Medical Education, Denmark
Acad Med 81:S43-8. 2006..This situation accentuates the need to define standards and introduce effective and transparent accreditation systems...
- Quality improvement and accreditation: what might it look like?Kaye Bender
Public Health Accreditation Board, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, USA
J Public Health Manag Pract 16:79-82. 2010Following the 2006 release of the Exploring Accreditation Project report on the desirability and feasibility of establishing a national voluntary public health accreditation program, the Public Health Accreditation Board was established...
- FELASA guidelines for the accreditation of health monitoring programs and testing laboratories involved in health monitoringWerner Nicklas
German Society for Laboratory Animal Science, Germany
Lab Anim (NY) 39:43-8. 2010..In this article, the authors (who are members of the FELASA working group Accreditation Board for Health Monitoring) describe the guidelines of the FELASA health monitoring accreditation process...
- A stakeholder approach towards hospital accreditation in IndiaS Nandraj
Centre for Enquiry into Health and Allied Themes (CEHAT, Mumbai, India
Health Policy Plan 16:70-9. 2001b>Accreditation has been recommended as a mechanism for assuring the quality of private sector health services in low-income countries, especially where regulatory systems are weak...
- Accreditation of education institutes by the American College of Surgeons: a new program folowing an old traditionCarlos A Pellegrini
Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
Bull Am Coll Surg 91:8-12. 2006
- Residents' perspectives on the learning environment: data from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education resident surveyKathleen D Holt
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, Chicago, Illinois 60654, USA
Acad Med 85:512-8. 2010Residents' assessment of their learning environment is an important element of residency accreditation and a strong predictor of resident satisfaction...
- Association of risky alcohol consumption and accreditation in the 'Good Sports' alcohol management programmeBosco Rowland
School of Psychology, Deakin University, 22 Burwood Highway, Victoria, Australia
J Epidemiol Community Health 66:684-90. 2012....
- Public health department accreditation implementation: transforming public health department performanceWilliam J Riley
School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
Am J Public Health 102:237-42. 2012In response to a call for improved quality and consistency in public health departments, the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) is leading a voluntary public health accreditation initiative in the United States...
- Review of the first 50 cases completed by the RACR mammography QA programme: phantom image quality, processor control and dose considerationsD McLean
School of Medical Radiation Technology, University of Sydney, Lidcombe, Australia
Australas Radiol 41:387-91. 1997..These initial results for the accreditation process probably reflect an initial period of adjustment, as seen by the high pass rate achieved by centres ..
- The state of evaluation in internal medicine residencySaima I Chaudhry
Department of Medicine and Office of Graduate Medical Education, North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY, USA
J Gen Intern Med 23:1010-5. 2008There are no nationwide data on the methods residency programs are using to assess trainee competence. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has recommended tools that programs can use to evaluate their ..
- Impact of accreditation on the quality of healthcare services: a systematic review of the literatureAbdullah Alkhenizan
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Ann Saudi Med 31:407-16. 2011b>Accreditation is usually a voluntary program in which trained external peer reviewers evaluate a healthcare organization's compliance and compare it with pre-established performance standards...
- The ACR's Mammography Accreditation Program: ten years of experience since MQSAJudy M Destouet
J Am Coll Radiol 2:585-94. 2005The ACR's Mammography Accreditation Program has been helping facilities improve the quality of mammography through peer review and professional feedback since 1987...
- Volume and accreditation, but not specialty, affect quality standards in colonoscopyA Bhangu
Department of General Surgery, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Heart of England NHS Trust, Bordesley Green East, Birmingham B9 5SS, UK
Br J Surg 99:1436-44. 2012..There are known variations in colonoscopic performance, and investigation of factors causing this is needed. This study aimed to analyse the impact of endoscopist specialty and procedural volume on the quality of colonoscopy...
- A step-by-step approach to curriculum reviewNancy C Davenport
Ball State University, School of Nursing, 2000 University Ave, Muncie IN 47306, USA
Nurse Educ 34:181-5. 2009..The authors describe how using a master curriculum review plan actively involved all full-time undergraduate faculty in the evaluation process and facilitated completion of the review in a reasonable time frame...
- Development of an accreditation program for Point of Care Testing (PoCT) in general practiceRosy Tirimacco
Integrated Cardiovascular Clinical Network, Country Health South Australia, Mark Oliphant Building, Science Park, Bedford Park, SA 5042, Australia
Aust Health Rev 35:230-4. 2011To describe the development and evaluation of an accreditation program for Point of Care Testing (PoCT) in general practice, which was part of the PoCT in general practice (GP) Trial conducted in 2005-07 and funded by the Australian ..
- Laboratory accreditation in Thailand: a systemic approachNaiyana Wattanasri
Medical Technology Council of Thailand, The Government Complex Commemorating His Majesty the King s 80th Birthday Anniversary 5th December, B E 2550 2007 120 Moo 3 Chaengwattana Rd, Lak Si District, Bangkok 10210 Thailand
Am J Clin Pathol 134:534-40. 2010..International accreditation can increase recognition of laboratory quality, but it is difficult to reach for many laboratories, especially ..
- Accreditation of medical laboratories in Croatia--experiences of the Institute of Clinical Chemistry, University Hospital "Merkur", ZagrebZlata Flegar-Meštrić
Institute of Clinical Chemistry, University Hospital Merkur, Zagreb, Croatia
Coll Antropol 34:181-6. 2010..15189, Medical laboratories--Particular requirements for quality and competence) was established and accepted, accreditation has become practical, generally accepted method of quality management and confirmation of technical competence ..
- Enabling quality improvement within primary healthcare through the CCHSA accreditation programWendy Nicklin
Canadian Council on Health Services Accreditation
Healthc Pap 8:48-53; discussion 64-7. 2008..The Canadian Council on Health Services Accreditation (CCHSA) is an enabler to change and is committed to contributing to the strengthening of primary healthcare...
- How many cases are enough for accreditation in sentinel lymph node biopsy in breast cancer?Elias E Sanidas
Department of Surgical Oncology, Crete University Medical School, Greece
Am J Surg 185:202-10. 2003..There is considerable argument concerning the number of sentinel node biopsy cases with axillary dissection that surgeons should perform before they are eligible on abandoning axillary dissection in negative sentinel node patients...
- The role of standards and training in preparing for accreditationSheila Woodcock
QSE Consulting, Rose Bay, Canada
Am J Clin Pathol 134:388-92. 2010..Quality management tools are being used to improve practices, with accreditation being a means to demonstrate that standards are being met...
- Clinical record keeping by general dental practitioners piloting the Denplan 'Excel' accreditation programmeR S Ireland
The University of Liverpool, Liverpool University School of Dentistry
Br Dent J 191:260-3. 2001..Clinical record keeping is one area where standards are monitored. This study reports changes in record keeping at patient recall appointments following the implementation of the Denplan Excel programme...
- The impact of Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education duty hours, the July phenomenon, and hospital teaching status on stroke outcomesAmer Alshekhlee
Neurological Institute, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106 5040, USA
J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 18:232-8. 2009..The objective of this study was to determine the impact of the new Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) duty hour regulations on AIS outcomes including inhospital ..
- The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education resident duty hour new standards: history, changes, and impact on staffing of intensive care unitsStephen M Pastores
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA
Crit Care Med 39:2540-9. 2011The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education recently released new standards for supervision and duty hours for residency programs. These new standards, which will affect over 100,000 residents, take effect in July 2011...
- Developing and implementing quality standards for memory services: The Memory Services National Accreditation Programme (MSNAP)Emily Doncaster
Royal College of Psychiatrists, Centre for Quality Improvement, London, UK
Aging Ment Health 15:23-33. 2011..A nationally agreed set of quality standards would help fulfil this need for UK memory services...
- Evaluation of the impact of the voucher and accreditation approach on improving reproductive behaviors and RH status: BangladeshUbaidur Rob
Population Council, House CES B 21, Road 118, Gulshan, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh
BMC Public Health 11:257. 2011..Initial findings from the few assessments of reproductive health voucher-and-accreditation programs suggest that, if implemented well, these programs have great potential for achieving the policy ..
- Reproductive tourism in Argentina: clinic accreditation and its implications for consumers, health professionals and policy makersElise Smith
Programmes de bioethique, Departement de Medecine sociale et preventive, Universite de Montreal, succ Centre Ville Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Dev World Bioeth 10:59-69. 2010..It is in the best interests of consumers, health professionals and policy makers that the reproductive tourism industry adopts safe and responsible medical practices...
- Community health program evaluation using accreditation as a frameworkJanet Hahn Severance
Research Department, Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
Eval Health Prof 32:59-68. 2009..improve their evaluation efforts relatively easily by building on what they already know: the Joint Commission accreditation process...
- Perspectives on health promotion competencies and accreditation in EuropeArantxa Santa-María Morales
El Escorial Hospital, Madrid, Spain
Glob Health Promot 16:21-31. 2009..led by the International Union for Health Promotion and Education, in the context of developing a pan-European accreditation system...
- Meeting the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education competencies using established residency training program assessment toolsKaren J Brasel
Department of Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, 9200 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53226, USA
Am J Surg 188:9-12. 2004Most existing residency evaluation tools were constructed to evaluate the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) competencies.
- An analysis of the Association of Society of Chest Pain Centers Accreditation to American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction guideline adherenceAbhinav Chandra
Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
Ann Emerg Med 54:17-25. 2009Since 2003, the Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC) has provided hospital accreditation for acute coronary syndrome care processes...
- Distributed leadership to mobilise capacity for accreditation researchDavid Greenfield
Centre for Clinical Governance Research, University of New South Wales, Kensington, Australia
J Health Organ Manag 23:255-67. 2009..The lessons learned and principles arising from the experience of providing distributed leadership to mobilise capacity for quality and safety research when researching health care accreditation in Australia are presented.
- Outcome analysis of Pennsylvania trauma centers: factors predictive of nonsurvival in seriously injured patientsM D Pasquale
Department of Surgery, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
J Trauma 50:465-72; discussion 473-4. 2001..Trauma center characteristics selected for evaluation were level of accreditation, volume of trauma admissions, presence of in-house trauma surgeons, presence of a surgical residency program, ..
- European guidelines for the accreditation of Sleep Medicine CentresDirk Pevernagie
Sleep Disorders Centre, Ghent University Hospital, De Pintelaan 185, 9000 Gent, Belgium
J Sleep Res 15:231-8. 2006This document describes guidelines for accreditation of Sleep Medicine Centres in Europe...
- Do licensing and accreditation matter in outpatient substance abuse treatment programs?Rebecca Wells
Health Policy and Administration, University of North Carolina, 1104 F McGavran Greenberg Hall, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7411, USA
J Subst Abuse Treat 33:43-50. 2007Licensing and accreditation are widely used to improve and convey organizational quality...
- Chest pain center accreditation is associated with better performance of centers for Medicare and Medicaid services core measures for acute myocardial infarctionMichael A Ross
Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Am J Cardiol 102:120-4. 2008..1, 2005, to December 31, 2005, on the basis of the presence or absence of Society of Chest Pain Centers accreditation. Data were obtained from the Web sites of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (Hospital Compare), ..
- Optimal learning environments from the perspective of resident physicians and associations with accreditation lengthCarol R Thrush
Acad Med 82:S121-5. 2007..Indicators of program quality in graduate medical education have not been thoroughly well developed or studied. This study explores resident physicians' perceptions of program quality and associations with an external quality indicator...
- What predicts residency accreditation cycle length? Results of a national surveySaima I Chaudhry
Department of Medicine, North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, New York 11030, USA
Acad Med 84:356-61. 2009..whether residency program baseline characteristics, program director characteristics, and the date of the most recent Accrediation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) site visit would affect program accreditation cycle length.
- The effects of a randomised multi-centre trial and international accreditation on availability and quality of clinical guidelinesAnne Benedicte Juul
The Copenhagen Trial Unit, Centre for Clinical Intervention Research, Copenhagen University Hospital Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
Int J Health Care Qual Assur Inc Leadersh Health Serv 18:321-8. 2005To examine the availability and quality of clinical guidelines on perioperative diabetes care in hospital units before and after a randomised clinical trial (RCT) and international accreditation.
- Quality of care in accredited and nonaccredited ambulatory surgical centersNir Menachemi
Center on Patient Safety, Division of Health Affairs, Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee, USA
Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 34:546-51. 2008..Quality outcomes in ASCs accredited by either the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) or The Joint Commission were compared with those of ..
- Are accreditation surveys reliable?David Greenfield
Centre for Clinical Governance Research, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Int J Health Care Qual Assur 22:105-16. 2009The purpose of this article is to test whether healthcare accreditation survey processes are reliable.
- Benefits of participating in accreditation surveyingJudith Lancaster
Centre for Clinical Governance Research, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Int J Health Care Qual Assur 23:141-52. 2010This paper aims to explore how surveying benefits accreditation surveyors and the organisations in which they are regularly employed...
- The role of accreditation in an era of market-driven accountabilityL Gregory Pawlson
National Committee for Quality Assurance, 2000 L Street, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036, USA
Am J Manag Care 11:290-3. 2005b>Accreditation has been widely used to promote accountability in healthcare...
- Evaluation of accreditation program in non-governmental organizations' health units in Egypt: short-term outcomesMahi Al Tehewy
Community Medicine, Healthcare Quality Unit, Ain Shams Faculty of Medicine, Abassia, 86 Asmaa Fahmy Street, Heliopolis, Cairo, Egypt
Int J Qual Health Care 21:183-9. 2009To determine the effect of accreditation of non-governmental organizations' health units on patient satisfaction and provider satisfaction and the output of accreditation on compliance to some accreditation standards.
- National survey of the status of infection surveillance and control programs in acute care hospitals with more than 300 beds in the Republic of KoreaHyang Soon Oh
Infection Control Service, Seoul National University Hospital, Republic of Korea
Am J Infect Control 34:223-33. 2006..This study was conducted to assess the status of infection surveillance and control programs (ISCPs) and to analyze the trends associated with ISCP implementation since the first program was established in Korea in 1991...
- Perceived stress among nursing and administration staff related to accreditationGary Elkins
Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Baylor University, Waco, TX 76708 7334, USA
Clin Nurs Res 19:376-86. 2010..Nurses in hospital administration and management positions may experience workplace stress, which can have important consequences on the health and well-being...
- Coming together, moving apart: a history of the term allied health in education, accreditation, and practiceFred G Donini-Lenhoff
Department of Medical Education Products, American Medical Association, Chicago, IL 60610, USA
J Allied Health 37:45-52. 2008..medical technician/technologist, and athletic training review committees, have left the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) system to form their own, profession-specific accrediting bodies...
- The impact of trauma centre accreditation on patient outcomeJames N DeBritz
Division of Orthopaedic Trauma, University of Maryland School of Medicine, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Centre, 22 South Greene St, Baltimore, MD 21201, United States
Injury 37:1166-71. 2006Trauma centre accreditation originated as a North American initiative in the 1970's with the aim of standardising and improving care for injured patients...
- Impact of laboratory accreditation on patient care and the health systemTrevor F Peter
Clinton Health Access Initiative, 383 Dorchester Ave, Suite 400, Boston, MA 02127, USA
Am J Clin Pathol 134:550-5. 2010b>Accreditation is emerging as a preferred framework for building quality medical laboratory systems in resource-limited settings...
- Impact of hospital accreditation on infection control programs in teaching hospitals in JapanMiho Sekimoto
Department of Healthcare Economics and Quality Management, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan
Am J Infect Control 36:212-9. 2008..Hospital accreditation may have a positive impact on IC program performance...
- Should we have confidence if a physician is accredited? A study of the relative impacts of accreditation and insurance payments on quality of care in the PhilippinesStella A Quimbo
University of the Philippines, Economics, Quezon City, Philippines
Soc Sci Med 67:505-10. 2008It is unclear whether health provider accreditation ensures or promotes quality of care...
- The ambulatory long-block: an accreditation council for graduate medical education (ACGME) educational innovations project (EIP)Eric J Warm
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, USA
J Gen Intern Med 23:921-6. 2008..Historical bias toward service-oriented inpatient graduate medical education experiences has hindered both resident education and care of patients in the ambulatory setting...
- Sustainable healthcare accreditation: messages from Europe in 2009Charles D Shaw
European Society for Quality in Healthcare, Limerick, Ireland
Int J Qual Health Care 22:341-50. 2010Healthcare accreditation has grown rapidly since the 1980s but critics question the value of accreditation rather than certification or inspection...
- Health sector accreditation research: a systematic reviewDavid Greenfield
Centre for Clinical Governance Research in Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney NSW 2052, Australia
Int J Qual Health Care 20:172-83. 2008The purpose of this study was to identify and analyze research into accreditation and accreditation processes.
- Hospital accreditation and the surgeon: the Canadian experienceJ A Robblee
Canadian Council on Health Services Accreditation Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Surgeon 2:321-6. 2004b>Accreditation is an internationally recognised process through which healthcare organisations are able to improve the safety and quality of services delivered to patients...
- States gathering momentum: promising strategies for accreditation and assessment activities in multistate learning collaborative applicant StatesGlen Mays
Center for Medicine and Public Health, Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee, USA
J Public Health Manag Pract 13:364-73. 2007Strategies for establishing a national voluntary public health agency accreditation program have been gathering momentum...
- New standards and criteria for accreditation of hospitals and posts for surgical trainingJohn P Collins
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
ANZ J Surg 78:277-81. 2008b>Accreditation of hospitals, other health-care facilities and the surgical posts involved is an important part of ensuring that trainees are working in an environment where their teaching and learning equip them with the competencies ..
- Accreditation of hospitals in Lebanon: a challenging experienceW Ammar
Ministry of Public Health, Beirut, Lebanon
East Mediterr Health J 13:138-49. 2007..the impetus for change has come from the Ministry of Public Health, which has supported the development of an accreditation programme for hospitals...
- The impact of the accreditation council for graduate medical education work-hour regulations on the surgical experience of orthopaedic surgery residentsAlexander J Pappas
Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK 73117 1026, USA
J Bone Joint Surg Am 89:904-9. 2007..to review the operative experience of orthopaedic surgery residents before and after the adoption of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education duty-hour guidelines would provide important information in this debate.
- Linking accreditation and public health outcomes: a logic model approachBrenda M Joly
Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine, USA
J Public Health Manag Pract 13:349-56. 2007Emerging public health standards, performance assessment tools, and accreditation models hold significant promise for defining and standardizing public health practice, yet the lack of empirical research on their relationship to outcomes ..
- Program report cards: evaluation across multiple residency programs at one institutionRoy Phitayakorn
Department of Surgery, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, USA
Acad Med 82:608-15. 2007..In the future, the authors hope to work closely with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and/or the group on resident affairs of the Association of American ..
- Impact of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education work-hour regulations on neurosurgical resident education and productivityJay Jagannathan
Departments of Neurological Surgery, University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
J Neurosurg 110:820-7. 2009..hours reduce errors and make resident life safer, few authors have specifically analyzed the effect of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) duty-hour limits on neurosurgical resident education and the ..
- The debate over residents' work hoursRobert Steinbrook
N Engl J Med 347:1296-302. 2002
- Review of failed CT phantom image evaluations in 2005 and 2006 by the CT accreditation program of the Korean Institute for Accreditation of Medical ImageHye Jung Park
Department of Radiology, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea
Korean J Radiol 9:354-63. 2008The CT accreditation program was established in 2004 by the Korean Institute for Accreditation of Medical Image (KIAMI) to confirm that there was proper quality assurance of computed tomography (CT) images...
- Overview of accreditation of undergraduate medical education programmes worldwideMarta van Zanten
Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
Med Educ 42:930-7. 2008There is significant variation in the structure and quality of undergraduate medical education around the world. Accreditation processes can encourage institutional improvement and help promote high-quality education experiences.
- Echocardiography practice, training and accreditation in the intensive care: document for the World Interactive Network Focused on Critical Ultrasound (WINFOCUS)Susanna Price
Adult Intensive Care Unit, Royal Brompton Hospital, Sydney Street, SW36NP London, UK
Cardiovasc Ultrasound 6:49. 2008..Further, existing echocardiography accreditation does not reflect the requirements of the ICU practitioner...
- Care of critically ill surgical patients using the 80-hour Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education work-week guidelines: a survey of current strategiesChad R Gordon
Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Cooper University Hospital, Camden 08103, USA
Am Surg 72:497-9. 2006..The overall outcome of these new strategies still needs to be assessed before any beneficial results can be demonstrated...
- Relationship between performance measurement and accreditation: implications for quality of care and patient safetyMarlene R Miller
Advisory Council on Performance Measurement for the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations JCAHO and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services, USA
Am J Med Qual 20:239-52. 2005This study examined the association between the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) accreditation scores and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Inpatient Quality Indicators and Patient ..
- Accreditation of undergraduate medical training programs: practices in nine developing countries as compared with the United StatesJose Cueto
De La Salle University College of Medicine, Dasmarinas, Cavite, Philippines
Educ Health (Abingdon) 19:207-22. 2006Undergraduate medical training program accreditation is practiced in many countries, but information from developing countries is sparse...
- Accreditation of undergraduate and graduate medical education: how do the standards contribute to quality?Deborah J Davis
Center for Clinical Education, Copenhagen, Denmark
Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract 11:305-13. 2006b>Accreditation organizations such as the Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME), the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC), and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) are charged with ..
- The impact of hospital accreditation on quality of care: perception of Lebanese nursesFadi El-Jardali
Health Management and Policy Department, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Int J Qual Health Care 20:363-71. 2008In developing countries, accreditation is increasingly being used as a tool for government regulation to guarantee quality of care...
- Accreditation: a cultural control strategyAndré Paccioni
Centre of Interdisciplinary Research on Rehabilitation of Greater Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Int J Health Care Qual Assur 21:146-58. 2008The purpose of this paper is to describe and understand the effects of the accreditation process on organizational control and quality management practices in two Quebec primary-care health organizations.
- The reform of the hospital accreditation system in TaiwanCathy H Y Wung
Taiwan Joint Commission on Hospital Accreditation and Quality Improvement
World Hosp Health Serv 44:14-5, 18. 2008The Taiwan Joint Commission on Hospital Accreditation and Quality Improvement (TJCHA) began to reform the hospital accreditation system in 2003 to improve health care quality with emphasis on patient-centredness and safety...
- [Practice guidelines and accreditation: highlights from 50 years of quality management by the Dutch College of General Practitioners]C J in 't Veld
Nederlands Huisartsen Genootschap, afd Implementatie, Postbus 3231, 3502 GE Utrecht
Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 151:2916-9. 2007..The NHG practice accreditation programme is a new method for measuring and improving practice quality...
- The phantom portion of the American College of Radiology (ACR) computed tomography (CT) accreditation program: practical tips, artifact examples, and pitfalls to avoidCynthia H McCollough
Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
Med Phys 31:2423-42. 2004The ACR CT accreditation program, begun in 2002, requires the submission of approximately 20 images, several completed data sheets and printouts of three Excel worksheets...
- Moving to global standards for accreditation processes: the ExPeRT Project in a larger context. External Peer Review TechniquesE G Heidemann
Canadian Council on Health Services Accreditation
Int J Qual Health Care 12:227-30. 2000..effort to examine and compare methods of health care evaluation currently in use, includes an assessment of accreditation as one such method...
- National Committee on Quality Assurance health-plan accreditation: predictors, correlates of performance, and market impactNancy Dean Beaulieu
Harvard Business School, Baker West 284, Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA 02163, USA
Med Care 40:325-37. 2002b>Accreditation of health care organizations has traditionally been considered a building block of quality assurance...
- JCAHO accreditation and quality of care for acute myocardial infarctionJersey Chen
Yale University School of Medicine, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 22:243-54. 2003We examined the association between JCAHO accreditation of hospitals, those hospitals' quality of care, and survival among Medicare patients hospitalized for acute myocardial infarction...
- Hospital accreditation and patient satisfaction: testing the relationshipAlbert J Heuer
Departments of Cardiopulmonary Science and Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, USA
J Healthc Qual 26:46-51. 2004..a study that examines the relationship between two principal measures of institutional healthcare quality: accreditation scores and independently measured patient-satisfaction ratings...
- Accreditation of general practices: challenges and lessonsS A Buetow
Department of General Practice and Primary Care, School of Medicine, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Qual Saf Health Care 12:129-35. 2003To flourish, practice accreditation must meet challenges...
- Clinical indicators in accreditation: an effective stimulus to improve patient careB T Collopy
ACHS Care Evaluation Program 1989 1999
Int J Qual Health Care 12:211-6. 2000..Standards (ACHS) established the Care Evaluation Program (CEP) of clinical performance measures in its accreditation program to increase the clinical component of that program and to increase medical practitioner involvement in ..
- External quality mechanisms for health care: summary of the ExPeRT project on visitatie, accreditation, EFQM and ISO assessment in European Union countries. External Peer Review Techniques. European Foundation for Quality Management. International OrganizC D Shaw
CASPE Research, London, UK
Int J Qual Health Care 12:169-75. 2000..Although the emphasis of this project and of this issue of the Journal is on Europe, the conclusions are more widely relevant...
- Accreditation of the PGD laboratoryJ C Harper
UCL Centre for PG and D, Institute for Women s Health, University College London, 86 96 Chenies Mews, London WC1E 6HX, UK
Hum Reprod 25:1051-65. 2010b>Accreditation according to an internationally recognized standard is increasingly acknowledged as the single most effective route to comprehensive laboratory quality assurance, and many countries are progressively moving towards ..
- A new model for accreditation of residency programs in internal medicineAllan H Goroll
Massachusetts General Hospital, Ambulatory Care Center, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
Ann Intern Med 140:902-9. 2004..This paper, from the Residency Review Committee for Internal Medicine of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, proposes a new outcomes-based accreditation strategy for residency ..
- Results of the first 100 accreditation procedures in FranceValentin Daucourt
Comité de coordination de l évaluation clinique et de la qualité en Aquitaine, Hopital Xavier Arnozan, 33604 Pessac Cedex, France
Int J Qual Health Care 15:463-71. 2003..of needed improvement that were most frequently identified in the first 100 accredited hospitals by the French Accreditation College (FAC) according to the standards manual...
- The practice accreditation and improvement survey (PAIS). What patients thinkM Greco
Research and Development Support Unit, School of Postgraduate Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
Aust Fam Physician 30:1096-100. 2001The Practice Accreditation and Improvement Survey (PAIS) is an endorsed instrument by the Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited (AGPAL) for seeking patient views as part of the accreditation of Australian general practices.
- The critical role of outcomes assessment in veterinary medical accreditationDeborah T Kochevar
Department of Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas AandM University, College Station, TX 77843 4466, USA
J Vet Med Educ 31:116-9. 2004
- How can we improve the quality of health care in Japan? Learning from JCQHC hospital accreditationMasahiro Hirose
Department of Healthcare Economics and Quality Management, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Yoshida Konoe chou, Sakyou ku, Kyoto 606 8501, Japan
Health Policy 66:29-49. 2003..Then in 1995, the Japan Council for Quality Health Care (JCQHC) was founded to implement the third party accreditation of hospitals...
- Occupational Safety and Health Training and Education GrantFaye Grimsley; Fiscal Year: 2007..The program was established in 1980 and accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) in 1998...
- Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome: Expression of RHD in the Fetus?Pirooz Eghtesady; Fiscal Year: 2010..In 2007, CCHMC was awarded full accreditation by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs confirming the strength and ..
- EXTRAMURAL RESEARCH FACILITIES IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMJohn Blake; Fiscal Year: 2005..We are also addressing accreditation requirements set by AAALAC International because we anticipate applying for program status evaluation once the ..
- IMPROVING ANIMAL RESOURCES FOR BIOMEDICAL RESEARCHSylvia Kondo; Fiscal Year: 2009..The Institution is committed to achieving re- accreditation through the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care, International (AAALAC)...
- Work Hour Regulation for Physician Trainees: Educational and Clinical OutcomesKevin G Volpp; Fiscal Year: 2010Regulation of work hours for physicians in training was put in place by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) in 2003, long after similar regulations were implemented in trucking, aviation, and in other ..
- Facial Expression During PainMAMOONA ARIF; Fiscal Year: 2009..In addition, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Health Organizations (JCAHO) require that pain be assessed in "all patients" and it be considered the "..
- HOSPICE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM FOR THE SCHOOL OF MEDICINEDouglas Ross; Fiscal Year: 2007..will be done within the framework of the six core competencies for residency education specified by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) "Outcomes Project...
- Facial Expression During PainMAMOONA ARIF; Fiscal Year: 2007..In addition, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Health Organizations (JCAHO) require that pain be assessed in "all patients" and it be considered the "..
- Human Subjects Research Enhancements ProgramJames Patrick; Fiscal Year: 2003..of interest reporting, to establish data-driven performance improvement standards guided by regulatory, accreditation and best-practice criteria, and to share the educational materials already developed with IRBs in the Houston ..
- Impact of resident work hour rules on errors and qualityKevin Volpp; Fiscal Year: 2007DESCRIPTION (provided by the applicant): The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) released rules effective July 1, 2003 that affected duty hours for all ACGME-accredited residency programs in all specialties...
- Developing and Improving Fox Chase's Animal ResourcesHARRY ROZMIAREK; Fiscal Year: 2005..excellent quality animal care and support to research investigators for many years, and has enjoyed Full Accreditation by the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation for Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC) ..
- The 7th International Conference on Pain & Chemical DependencyRussell Portenoy; Fiscal Year: 2006..Beth Israel Medical Center (BIMC) and St Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and will certify The 7th International Conference on Pain &..
- Development and Improvement of an Animal Resource CoreDale Bredesen; Fiscal Year: 2007..Specifically, the vivarium will provide an Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) accredited facility, exceeding all state and federal regulations, to ..
- Infusing Science and Research into the Dental School Curriculum at OHSURONALD SAKAGUCHI; Fiscal Year: 2007..We are committed to having these changes in place by our next accreditation site visit in 2009...
- The Computer Assisted Brief Intervention for Tobacco (CABIT)Edwin Boudreaux; Fiscal Year: 2007..g., Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, Medicare Services); (2) enable healthcare provider counseling to be more time-..
- Embracing the PBRN Model to Improve the Medication Use ProcessEarlene Lipowski; Fiscal Year: 2007..to provide faculty development for all full-time and part-time practice based preceptors in accord with new accreditation standards adopted for 2007...
- Predictors of Agitation in the Critically IIIRUTH BURK; Fiscal Year: 2009..The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), support measures ..