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Counting the costs of accreditation in acute care: an activity-based costing approach.

Mumford V, Greenfield D, Hogden A, Forde K, Westbrook J, Braithwaite J - BMJ Open (2015)

Bottom Line: Relatively higher costs were associated with the surveys years and with smaller facilities.A better understanding of the costs allows policymakers to assess alternative accreditation and other quality improvement strategies, and understand their impact across a range of facilities.This methodology can be adapted to assess international accreditation programmes.

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Affiliation: Centre for Healthcare Resilience and Implementation Science, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Maquarie University, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

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Accreditation survey activity map. ACHS, Australian Council on Healthcare Standards; EQuIP Evaluation and Quality Improvement Programme.
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BMJOPEN2015008850F1: Accreditation survey activity map. ACHS, Australian Council on Healthcare Standards; EQuIP Evaluation and Quality Improvement Programme.

Mentions: In order to understand the activities involved in accreditation, members of the study team attended three hospital accreditation surveys as observers. Drawing on this experience, we developed an activity map of the connections between hospital staff groups and accreditation agencies (figure 1) in order to identify potential cost areas.


Counting the costs of accreditation in acute care: an activity-based costing approach.

Mumford V, Greenfield D, Hogden A, Forde K, Westbrook J, Braithwaite J - BMJ Open (2015)

Accreditation survey activity map. ACHS, Australian Council on Healthcare Standards; EQuIP Evaluation and Quality Improvement Programme.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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BMJOPEN2015008850F1: Accreditation survey activity map. ACHS, Australian Council on Healthcare Standards; EQuIP Evaluation and Quality Improvement Programme.
Mentions: In order to understand the activities involved in accreditation, members of the study team attended three hospital accreditation surveys as observers. Drawing on this experience, we developed an activity map of the connections between hospital staff groups and accreditation agencies (figure 1) in order to identify potential cost areas.

Bottom Line: Relatively higher costs were associated with the surveys years and with smaller facilities.A better understanding of the costs allows policymakers to assess alternative accreditation and other quality improvement strategies, and understand their impact across a range of facilities.This methodology can be adapted to assess international accreditation programmes.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Centre for Healthcare Resilience and Implementation Science, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Maquarie University, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus