Hospital accreditation is an effective way to evaluate the quality of a hospital and important tool for improving the standard of the hospitals. Due to improve the quality of health services, hospital accreditation should be supported. Accreditation is a long-term process that demands commitment of the entire organization to work together. The health care professionals skepticism about the positive impact of accreditation programs is the most important barrier to implementation that program. This study aims to assess the perceptions of health professionals on the impact of hospital accreditation and implementation of change towards the delivery of quality patient care in Asian countries. We systematically searched five electronics databases from May 14th – 21st 2018, for eligible systematic reviews in Asia region with English for language limitation. Five publications met the inclusion criteria. Findings from the included studies found positive perceptions of health professionals to hospital accreditation impact on improving the quality of health services. These studies have heterogenic variables to explore the health professional perception toward impact of hospital accreditation and quality of care. The implementation of hospital accreditation requires commitment, support, and motivation from government, leadership, and all human resources in the hospital. There are many factors affecting performance of accreditation such as quality of care, leadership, and culture. These factors need strategies to strengthen the way accreditation for improving quality of care, strengthen leadership, and culture. The findings are expected to provide valuable lessons for preparing or implementing accreditation.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2019|
- Health professionals
- Hospital accreditation