The aim of JCAH is not only a quality assessment in itself but also finding the ways to improve medical quality. Specific standards that were first used in the US to control the sanitary condition and the conditions of patients in the hospitals, later on, were formed in the accreditation procedure. Today Joint Commission is the largest and most authoritative accreditation organization, not only in the US but also around the
1. Introduction Ensuring quality of health care and patient safety are essential components for any nations healthcare program, hence the need for quality control systems, and quality enhancement strategies. The quality of health care provided by hospitals in Malaysia varies and this can often result in a gap between ideal standard of service and quality of practice. This can have an adverse effect such as misdiagnosis (Chadwick & Smith, 2002), outbreak of preventable infectious diseases (Friederichs, Cameron, & Robertson, 2006), medication error (Adhikari, 2003) on quality of care and patient safety. Hospitals and other related health facilities must therefore endeavour to offer high quality health care services.
Health care provider need to be open and transparent to the service user and the health care commissioner on how the service are. One way of doing this is to use relevant NICE guidance and quality standards to show where high quality care is being provided and highlight areas for improvement REF. The care quality commission (CQC) was established in 2009 to independently regulate, monitor, rate and inspect health and social care services in England, Its duty is to register providers and managers who meet the legal requirement to offer health and social care service to the people. REF CQC make sure the organisation meet the fundamental standards of quality and safety and also they have the right to publish what they find including performance rating to help people choose care. They also make sure people are getting safe, effective and compassionate high quality care from hospitals, care homes, ambulances and dentists.
Quality in health care can be described as consistently and safely doing the right thing to ensure that clinical and patient satisfaction is achieved. The health care industry in Ireland has become quality driven and there is a growing demand for enhanced quality and safety from patients, providers and insurers. A quality improvement initiative that greatly improves maternity health care in Ireland is clinical audit, which comes under the umbrella of clinical governance (Brady et al, 2010). Clinical audit can be defined as a process that strives for improved outcomes through a systematic review of care against explicit measures and the introduction of changes in clinical practice if standards are not met (Dixon, 2009). The Commission on Patient
Customer focus and people focus, process management, the performance of organization and supplier focus are other drivers on which the Canadian quality award is based on. From the Miguel (2005) the Australian Quality award was established in the year 1991 for Business Excellence. Similarly, to Canadian quality Award, the Australian quality award is founded on some tiers for the recognition and improvement of organizations to enhance quality management (Anon, 2017). These tiers are business improvement level, recognition for progress or foundation level, business excellence gold level. All these award levels are all focused in encouraging of business organizations to enhance quality improvement in their business models (Eriksson, Johansson and Wiklund,
From this we can conclude that it is really important to understand the level of access to Australian healthcare services provided by (RHCA). Also, even if someone is someone fulfill the conditions to benefit from the RHCA, the cost of transport (even if this is for an emergency) by an ambulance; optometry and dentistry are not covered. For those reasons it taking some form of private medical insurance is highly recommended, even if it is only the most basic ambulance-only
With concerns ascending about whether all parts of the Australian populace have, or will keep on having, rise to access to high caliber and safe human services, the Australian government perceived a scope of social and workforce requests including Australia's maturing populace, changes in medical problems, expanded group desires, a maturing wellbeing workforce, and advances in medi-cal innovation and models of care (Productivity Commission,
The Commonwealth of Australia recognizes that migration of refugees is a sensitive issue and what critical impact it has on the economy not only for the host countries but also for the donor countries which are supporting the movement. As a signatory to the United Nations 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and to the subsequent 1967 protocol, Australia accepts a moral responsibility as part of an international effort co-ordinated by the United Nations but with target set by the Australian policies. While more than 140 countries have ratified the UN convention and protocol, only nine have resettlement programs. On per capita basis, Australia is one of the most generous countries in terms of resettlement of refugees. The process
Health care is mostly delivered by the private sector, or independent, not-for-profit entities. But the services are paid for by government programs such as Medicare (federal program for the elderly) or Medicaid (state-run programs for the poor), or by commercial insurers who offer health insurance to individuals, to groups or to employers (who buy coverage for their employees as an employment benefit). As explained in a recent piece for The Economist, nearly $100 billion in fraud takes place within the confines of Medicare and Medicaid spending, while the remaining $172 billion occurs elsewhere. This means that payers have no reliable information about which services were performed, or were necessary, other than the word of the