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NABH Certification for Hospitals

Hospitals

Hospitals are an institution providing medical and surgical treatment and nursing care for sick or injured people. Hospitals are built, staffed, and equipped for the diagnosis of disease, for the treatment, both medical and surgical, of the sick and injured and for their housing during this process. Hospitals are largely staffed by professional physicians, surgeons, nurses, and allied health practitioners. Hospitals are classified as general, specialty or government depending on the sourced of incomes received. Hospitals have a range of departments and specialist units such as cardiology. Some hospitals have outpatient departments and some have chronic treatment units.

Hospitals are an integral part of a social and medical organization, the function of which is to provide population complete healthcare, both curative and preventive, and whose outpatient services reach out to the family in its home environment. The hospital is also a center for the training of health workers and bio-social research.

Types of Hospitals 

Hospitals may be compared and classified in various ways: by ownership and control, by type of service rendered, by the length of stay, by size, or by facilities or administration provided. The types of hospitals:  the general hospital, the specialized hospital, the teaching hospital, the children is hospital, and the long term care facility.

General Hospitals

General hospitals focus on general and necessary services for the community like surgery, pediatric services, general medical care, etc. they offer little in the way of specialty services and may not be equipped to provide long-term care to patients.

Specialized Hospitals

Specialized hospitals appeal to physicians who entered the medical field with plans to treat the patient with a specific condition. Most physicians choose specializations due to several reasons, an area of intense interest or desire to provide a comfortable life for themselves and their families.

Teaching Hospitals

Typically affiliated with universities, colleges, medical schools, or nursing schools, teaching hospitals provide medical and healthcare services while teaching and training healers of the future. The students, interns, and fellows working and learning in these hospitals are supervised by qualified physicians, teachers, department chairs, and other medical staff.

Children is Hospitals

Children is hospitals specialize in the care and treatment of children and the conditions that affect younger patients. It is a type of special hospital where the staff has received additional training to aid in the treatment of children.

Long Term Hospitals

Hospitals providing long term facilities can meet the needs of patients suffering from chronic illnesses, requiring psychiatric care, cardiac rehabilitation, or who are going through extensive rehabilitation after accidents or injuries. This might include hospitals that offer burn centers, cancer centers, and similar types of care facilities.

As patients are the biggest beneficiary of the hospitals it is important that hospitals ensure patient safety, commitment to quality care, and improves patient satisfaction, this is why there is a need for NABH accreditation. Health being a subject of the state and Accreditation of hospitals is a voluntary process. All the hospitals must have their accreditation from NABH. NABH is accreditation important for numerous hospitals and other healthcare providers. There are various benefits of NABH. This accreditation stimulates continuous improvement of hospitals. The staff in the accredited hospitals are satisfied lot as it provides for continuous learning, a good working environment, leadership, and above all ownership of clinical processes. NABL accreditation results in high quality of care and patient safety. It also provides the opportunity for hospitals to benchmark with the best.

Prime certification is a premium consultancy service with a team of experienced, skilled, and well-motivated professionals dedicated to providing the NABH accreditation. It handles all the procedures for accreditation such as paperwork, audits, and compliance assurance so that the procedure of accreditation becomes easier and faster and our clients have complete peace of mind.

What is NABH Certification

NABH Standards for Hospitals have been drafted by Technical Committee of the NABH and contains finish set of norms for assessment of healing facilities for concede of certification. The measures give system to quality affirmation and quality change for doctor's facilities. The norms center around tolerant security and nature of patient consideration. The guidelines are similarly appropriate to clinics and nursing homes in the Government and also in the private division.

Benefits of NABH Certification

Following are the key benefits that organization can achieve with implementation of NABH certification system in any hospital or healthcare unit.
  • Patients are benefited with certification most.
  • 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 can be evaluated
  • The staff is satisfied a lot, as it provides for continuous learning
  • Accreditation to a healthcare organization stimulates continuous improvement
  • It enables the organization in demonstrating commitment to quality care
  • It also provides opportunity to healthcare units to benchmark with the best
  • Accreditation provides access to reliable and certified information on facilities, infrastructure and level of care

NABH Accreditation Requirements

< Following are the general and technical NABH accreditation requirements that any organization must follow while implementation of NABH system to achieve best results and quick NABH certification:
  • Access, Assessment and continuity of care (AAC)
  • Facility Management and Safety (FMS).
  • Hospital Infection Control (HIC).
  • Care of Patients (COP).
  • Patient Right and Education (PRE).
  • Management of Medication (MOM).
  • Continuous Quality Improvement(CQI)
  • Responsibility of Management (ROM).
  • Human Resource Management (HRM)

Assessment Process of NABH Certification

NABH assessment process involves comprehensive review of hospital’s compliance with NABH’s standards. Primary principles of NABH Assessment are:
  • 1. Hospital operations are based on sound principle of system based organization
  • 2. NABH standards are implemented and institutionalize into hospital functioning.
  • 3. Patient safety and quality of care, as core values, are established & owned by management and staff in all functions at all levels.
  • 4. There is structured quality improvement programme based on continuous monitoring of patient care services