Conceptualizing performance in accreditation.

@article{Smits2007ConceptualizingPI,
  title={Conceptualizing performance in accreditation.},
  author={Pernelle A Smits and François Champagne and Damien Contandriopoulos and Claude Sicotte and Johanne Pr{\'e}val},
  journal={International journal for quality in health care : journal of the International Society for Quality in Health Care},
  year={2007},
  volume={20 1},
  pages={
          47-52
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the conceptualization of performance underlying different accreditation manuals. DATA SOURCES Accreditation manuals were selected from the 2003 WHO report titled 'Quality and Accreditation in Healthcare Services'. We used manuals from WHO-listed countries that most influenced the standards: Canada, France, the USA and Australia. The fifth manual is published by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). EXTRACTION METHODS Standards from each manual were classified by… CONTINUE READING

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