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accreditation

 [ah-kred″ĭ-ta´shun]
a process that a health care institution, provider, or program undergoes to demonstrate compliance with standards developed by an official agency. Accreditation for institutions and agencies in the United States and Canada is voluntary.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

accreditation

Graduate education (US) 
The process required of a hospital or medical centre for it to act as an official (i.e., accredited) training program for interns, residents, and fellows.
 
Hospital (US)
The validating process which determines whether a hospital meets a series of standards of quality in terms of physical plant, administration, and professional staffing. Most US hospitals are accredited by non-profit, professional “policing” organisations, such as The Joint Commission (formerly, the JCAHO), which was created to assure the public that a facility has met the accrediting organisation’s standards.
 
Medspeak-UK
(1) The process through which a hospital Trust in the UK becomes a Practice Plus employer (PPE) under the Improving Working Lives framework. Each Strategic Health Authority/Workforce Development Confederation (SHA/WDC) is to have an accreditation team made up of representatives from the local HR and Trade Union community. This team will accredit organisations for Improving Working Lives and provide quality assurance across the SHA patch.
(2) The benchmarking by an external agency of an individual or organisation against defined criteria, which, if the criteria are met, result in the party being formally recognised as having met those criteria and deemed capable in those areas. The party must then meet the standards set by a Royal College in a particular specialty—for example, services providing electroconvulsive therapy must meet the standards set by the Royal College of Psychiatrists. If the standards are met satisfactorily the service is accredited by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
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accreditation

Graduate education The process required of a hospital or medical center for it to act as an 'official'–ie accredited training program for interns, residents, and fellows
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

ac·cred·i·ta·tion

(ă-kred'i-tā'shŭn)
Approval, certification, or endorsement by an authority.
[F. accréditation, fr. L. ad-, to, + credo, creditum, to believe, trust]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

ac·cred·i·ta·tion

(ă-kred'i-tā'shŭn)
Approval, certification, or formal recognition of a program or institution by an authority.
[F. accréditation, fr. L. ad-, to, + credo, creditum, to believe, trust]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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