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The impact of hospital accreditation on the quality of healthcare: a systematic literature review.

Hussein M, Pavlova M, Ghalwash M, et al. The impact of hospital accreditation on the quality of healthcare: a systematic literature review. BMC Health Serv Res. 2021;21(1):1057. doi: 10.1186/s12913-021-07097-6.

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October 27, 2021
Hussein M, Pavlova M, Ghalwash M, et al. BMC Health Serv Res. 2021;21(1):1057.

Accreditation programs, such as Magnet Hospital Program and The Joint Commission, are intended to improve hospital patient safety and quality. This review of 76 studies suggests accreditation has a positive impact on safety culture, efficiency and length of stay. Effects on mortality and healthcare-associated infection rates were mixed.

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Hussein M, Pavlova M, Ghalwash M, et al. The impact of hospital accreditation on the quality of healthcare: a systematic literature review. BMC Health Serv Res. 2021;21(1):1057. doi: 10.1186/s12913-021-07097-6.