Small Healthcare Organisations
Approximately 50,000 Health care organizations are functioning in our country out
of which significant number fall under the Small Healthcare Organization (SHCO).
Lack of knowledge, poor insurance coverage and challenges faced by the SHCOs for
accreditation are road block for enhancing the level of quality care across the
country. To be more inclusive and encourage SHCOs to join quality journey, NABH
has developed Pre Accreditation Entry Level standards, in consultation with various
stakeholders in the country, as a stepping-stone for enhancing the quality of patient
care and safety.
Pre Accreditation Entry Level standards contain the requirement which is almost
one- fourth of the full accreditation standards. SHCO entry level requirements focus
on the minimum critical elements important for patient safety. This process envisaged
to be affordable and will encourage the SHCOs to adopt quality initiative and to
attain the next stage (progressive level) and eventually full accreditation. These
are easily achievable, sustainable, and are equally applicable to both government
and private hospitals.
The applicant SHCO must have conducted self-assessment against NABH Pre Accreditation
Entry Level standards after implementing for at least 3 months before submission
of application and must ensure that it complies with the standards.
SHCOs willing to apply are strongly encouraged to read all the available documents
on this website under Documents .