عنوان مقاله [English]
Introduction: The success of every organization undoubtedly depends on an efficient monitoring&evaluating system. The lack of an effective hospital accreditation system not only will lead to increase the health care costs but also will put the health of population at risk.This research was a practical study in 2010-2011 and its intention was presentation of guidelines for hospital accreditation process in IRIN by reviewing it in the selected countries.
Methods:This research was a practical–comparative study. GoogleScholar، PubMed، ScienceDirect ، Google، SID data bases and also related books have used to gathering data. Sampling was purposeful and Canada، Farance، India، South Africa on America، Europe، Asia، Africa، were selected for study. And also have used comparative-analytic method for content analysis
Results: The study of hospital accreditation process in selected countries showed that Certification practicaly is different from accreditation .Certification usually is a mandatory process while accreditation is voluntary. Also hospitals accreditation perform by the national and independent organizations and the organizations that accredit hospitals and other health institutions، consist of all representatives involved in health care services.
Conclusion: Although had done good actions at accreditation enrichment field by editing of new checklists by recent years in IRAN، but we can say that participation of all representatives in health care services is necessary for organize of accreditation process. Also licensing and accreditating، should be separated.