As large number of hospitals face challenges and difficulties in implementing all
the Accreditation Standards, NABH has developed Pre Accreditation Entry Level Certification
standards, in consultation with various stake holders in the country, as a stepping
stone for enhancing the quality of patient care and safety. The aim is to introduce
quality and accreditation to the HCOs as their first step towards awareness and
capacity building. Once Pre Accreditation Entry Level Certification is achieved,
the HCO can then prepare and move to the next stage - Progressive Level and
finally to Full Accreditation status. This methodology provides a step by step
and staged approach, which is practical for the HCOs. The applicant hospital must
have conducted self-assessment against NABH Pre Accreditation Entry Level standards
after implementing it for at least 3 months before submission of application and
must ensure that it complies with the standards.
HCOs willing to apply are strongly encouraged to read all the available documents
on this website under Documents .