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THE PHARMA REVIEW APRIL - MAY 2007

Hospital Pharmacy Supporting Standards for JCAHO Accreditation

Vijay Roy iva Rao

Abstract: Health is considered a basic human right and is a matter of prime concern for all human beings. There is growing concern about the health care delivery systems in our society. Many healthcare industries had established medical standards. One in particular, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), the independent, not-for-profit organization founded in 1951. It has been setting healthcare standards longer than any one else. The Joint Commission International or JCI (the international arm of JCAHO), is the standard to be met in global healthcare. These standards affect all levels of a healthcare business. Standards for the facility, departments and even staffing, are established and monitored by regulatory bodies. Standards established by these regulatory agencies let both individuals and companies can compare with various health care agencies and the quality of their services and facilities.

 
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