Benefits Of NABH Accredition: Why Hospitals Should Be NABH Accreditation?

(National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers) is a constituent board of Quality Council of India Certification, set up to establish and operate accreditation programme for healthcare organizations. NABH was established in 2006

What is NABH Accredited?

National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH) defines Hospital Accreditation as a public recognition by a national or international healthcare accreditation body. The Accreditation at the hospitals is not only performed the evidence-based practices but also give Importance to Quality, Affordable, Non-Expensive, Effective Healthcare Services to the people.

NABH Standards

The NABH standards which are as follows

  1. Access, Assessment, and Continuity of Care
  2. Care of Patients (COP)
  3. Management of Medication (MOM)
  4. Patient Rights and Education (PRE)
  5. Hospital Infection Control (HIC)
  6. Continual Quality Improvement (CQI)
  7. Responsibilities of Management (ROM)
  8. Facility Management and Safety (FMS)
  9. Human Resource Management (HRM)
  10. Information Management System (IMS)

What are the benefits Of NABH Accredition

  1. Patients

  • NABH standards facilitate patient safety and reduction in errors
  • Improved quality of care and importance to patient rights results in a greater patient satisfaction rate
  • Accreditation helps improve the confidence of the community towards the services provided by the hospital

2. Staff

  • Results in greater staff satisfaction as it provides an opportunity for continuous learning, good working environment, and ownership of clinical processes
  • It also helps recruitment activities as the staff prefers to work with an accredited organization over a non- accredited organization
  • It ensures staff efficiency, accountability, and adherence to Standard Operating Procedures
  • Accreditation bodies provide continuous support and training to the accredited organization

3. Hospital

  • In addition to the above, an accreditation helps the organization streamline its processes and ensure adherence to it
  • It also provides a framework for setting up quality improvement plans
  • Helps in risk management