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NABH FAQ’S

NABH FAQ’S

NABH FAQ’S

What is NABH International accreditation?

What is Accreditation?

How many years is the accreditation cycle?

How is the accreditation process being done?

What are the programs being offered by NABH?

What is the role of NABH in preparing organizations for accreditation?

What are NABH accreditation standards for hospitals?

How to apply for NABH Accreditation?

How can a hospital/healthcare provider prepare itself for NABH Accreditation?

Is NABH accreditation a one-time phenomenon?

What is NABH International accreditation?

NABH International Accreditation is the accreditation of a hospital to NABH Standard Release 2007 which is accredited by ISQUA. This body is not for profit. This NABH is supported by government bodies and industries.

What is Accreditation?

A public recognition of the accomplishment of accreditation standards by a healthcare organization, established through an independent external match appraisal of that organization’s level of execution in relation to the standards.

How many years is the accreditation cycle?

NABH accreditation is for a period of 3 years.

How is the accreditation process being done?

The number of days of assessment varies depending on the size, facility and scope of services offered by it. This is followed by the NABH assessment team doing a documentation review, which is followed by Pre-assessment and Final Assessment. Once the organization is accredited, it is for a period of 3 years.

What are the programs being offered by NABH?

Currently, NABH is providing accreditation programs for Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Blood Banks , Primary and Secondary Health Centres. In addition to that it also conducts programs such as Medical Imaging services, Dental Hospitals etc.,

What is the role of NABH in preparing organizations for accreditation?

NABH provide information on documents and procedures. It also organizes awareness programs in general. It also guides organization at various stages of accreditation. However NABH do not provide consultancy service.

What are NABH accreditation standards for hospitals?

The standards for hospitals have been outlined by the Technical Committee of NABH and comprise complete set of standards, for valuation of hospitals for grant of accreditation. The organization is rated against 100 standards and 503 objective elements contained in 10 chapters.

How to apply for NABH Accreditation?

The hospitals can find the application form for NABH Accreditation from NABH Secretariat or download it from the web-site. The application form should be attended with the needed application fee. Hospitals should also render a signed document ‘Terms and Conditions for sustaining NABH Accreditation’.

How can a hospital/healthcare provider prepare itself for NABH Accreditation?

A hospital planning to go for NABH accreditation may get a copy of NABH accreditation standards and implement a self assessment on the condition of compliance, with the standards to assure that the standards are executed and integrated with the hospital functioning.

Is NABH accreditation a one-time phenomenon?

This NABH accreditation is not a one-time phenomenon. Once the hospital gets accredited,

  • It will be valid for a period of 3 years.
  • NABH conducts an annual surveillance for the accredited hospitals.
  • The visit for surveillance e will be organised during the 2 nd year.
  • Hospital shall go for renewal of accreditation to NABH at least 6 months before expiry of validity of accreditation for which reassessment shall be carried on.