Sustainable healthcare accreditation: messages from Europe in 2009.

  title={Sustainable healthcare accreditation: messages from Europe in 2009.},
  author={Charles D. Shaw and Basia Kutryba and Jeffrey Braithwaite and Michal Bedlicki and Andrzej Warunek},
  journal={International journal for quality in health care : journal of the International Society for Quality in Health Care},
  volume={22 5},
BACKGROUND Healthcare accreditation has grown rapidly since the 1980s but critics question the value of accreditation rather than certification or inspection. Research has focused more on evidence of impact on provider institutions than on health systems; little has been published on the determinants of growth or decline of accreditation organizations and programmes. OBJECTIVE To describe the development of national accreditation organizations in Europe in relation to incentives, funding and… CONTINUE READING
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