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The role and impact of accreditation on the healthcare revolution (O papel e o impacto da acreditação na revolução da atenção à saúde)

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Greenfield, D and Pawsey, M and Braithwaite, J, The role and impact of accreditation on the healthcare revolution (O papel e o impacto da acreditacao na revolucao da atencao a saude), Revista Acreditacao, 1, (2) pp. 134-150. ISSN 2237-5643 (2011) [Refereed Article]


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Abstract

Healthcare has, and continues to be, revolutionised. There have been incredible developments in medical knowledge and understanding of physiological processes, accompanied by spectacular advances in technology. Adding to these, insights from manufacturing and other industries, and lessons from organisational development, psychology and social science disciplines have illuminated how health professionals collaborate and coordinate, and interact with patients and their families, and how these can be further improved. The regulation of healthcare, and in particular the accreditation of healthcare organisations, have made important, and possibly undervalued, contributions to the ongoing revolution. This paper examines this revolution and considers the question: what has been the impact of accreditation on the quality of care? A critique of the empirical evidence for accreditation, identifying gaps in our understanding and discussion of the lessons learned, is undertaken. The challenges facing accreditation agencies and their stakeholders in their efforts to advance the sustainability and credibility of accreditation programs are considered.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:accreditation, healthcare, research
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Other Medical and Health Sciences
Research Field:Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Health and Support Services
Objective Field:Health and Support Services not elsewhere classified
Author:Greenfield, D (Professor David Greenfield)
ID Code:113616
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Office of TSBE
Deposited On:2017-01-09
Last Modified:2017-05-11
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