Document Type: Short Communication

Author

Accreditation committee, Department of Community Medicine, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq

Abstract

Accreditation survey of Al-Kindy TeachingHospital during the months of February–May2011 was performed as part of its technical assistanceservices to the management of the hospital. Thehospital had formed an accreditation committee inOctober 2010 and began the process of self-assessmentand implementation of the 2010 Iraqi NationalAccreditation Standards for Hospitals. As the hospitalneared the completion of its efforts in early 2011, wedid accomplish a survey of the hospital and providedfeedback on ways to improve the accreditation processin preparation for an Iraqi Ministry of Health survey.Although we did indicate that it would take at least18 months for a top-performing hospital to makesignificant progress toward accreditation, it agreed toperform the survey in an effort to provide assistanceto the hospital.

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