How does an accreditation programme drive improvement on acute inpatient mental health wards? An exploration of members' views.

@article{Baskind2010HowDA,
  title={How does an accreditation programme drive improvement on acute inpatient mental health wards? An exploration of members' views.},
  author={Rob Baskind and Maria Kordowicz and Robert Chaplin},
  journal={Journal of mental health},
  year={2010},
  volume={19 5},
  pages={
          405-11
        }
}
BACKGROUND Concerns have been raised about inpatient mental health care. An accreditation model can improve compliance with standards associated with improved quality of health care. AIMS To explore the effects of a standards-based, peer review, accreditation model on standards of care in acute inpatient wards and explore how staff achieved change. METHOD Quality of care was assessed by independent peer review against evidence-based standards in an accreditation process. Staff from the 11… CONTINUE READING
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