National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH) established in 2005, is an autonomous body governed Quality Council of India (QCI). NABH is responsible for framing the strategy, general policy, constitution and monitoring the QCI standards. The NABH standards offer framework for quality assurance and quality control and quality improvement also focusing on the safety of the patient and quality of healthcare based upon national/international standards.
Types of NABH Accreditation:
As a big number of hospitals face difficulties in implementing all the Standards of Accreditation, Thus NABH has introduced Pre-Accreditation - Entry Level Certification standards, in order to enhance the quality of patient safety and care. The purpose is to introduce quality and accreditation to the hospitals and clinics as their first step towards awareness along with several benefits.
Upon NABH Pre Accreditation Entry Level Certification is obtained, the HCO now prepares and moves to the next stage which is called Progressive Level and at the end Hospital will go for full Accreditation. NABH's full accreditation methodology provides a step-by-step and dramatic approach, which is applied by the HCOs. The aspirant hospital shall conduct self-assessment of NABH Pre Accreditation Entry Level standards