A Study on Practices at a Tertiary Care Hospital with Respect to Patient Rights and Education, as Compared to Nabh Accreditation Guidelines

Rao, Sumesh T and Rao, Purnima S and Thakur, Bandita (2013) A Study on Practices at a Tertiary Care Hospital with Respect to Patient Rights and Education, as Compared to Nabh Accreditation Guidelines. Global Research Analysis , 2 (7). pp. 87-88. ISSN 2277 - 8160

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Abstract

Hospitals currently operate in an environment of rapid socioeconomic and technical changes that raise concern for the quality of health care. Accreditation would be the single most important approach for improving the quality of care in hospitals. Rights of patients in a hospital are to be respected and protected. Patient rights encompass legal and ethical issues in the provider-patient relationship, including right to privacy, quality medical care without prejudice, the right to make informed decisions about treatment options, and the right to refuse treatment. OBJECTIVE : The objective of the study was to assess the NABH preparedness of a busy hospital with respect to patient rights and education. MATERIAL AND METHOD : Research design applied was descriptive method with questionnaire based survey, personal interview and direct observation of the patients, their families, attendants and hospital employees and studying relevant records RESULTS : The study revealed that oncrete steps in terms of initiating mechanism of action to ensure strict adherence to patients’ right and upgradation of the existing practices is necessary to comply with the NABH standards

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hospital Accreditation, Patient Rights, Health Care
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Anaesthesiology
Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Pathology
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2013 11:30
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2013 11:30
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/136679

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