International trends in accreditation.

  title={International trends in accreditation.},
  author={Ellie Scrivens},
  journal={The International journal of health planning and management},
  volume={10 3},
  • Ellie Scrivens
  • Published 1995 in
    The International journal of health planning and…
Accreditation of hospitals began in the early part of the twentieth century in the USA as a mechanism to ensure an appropriate environment in which clinicians could practise effectively. It was adopted in Canada and Australia, where it conformed to the early design of standards to control the hospital environment. In the past decade, these accreditation systems have been forced to change in response to the decline in the role of the hospital in health care delivery; the demands of governments… CONTINUE READING

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