HOSPITAL ACCREDITATION IN THE BRAZILIAN CONTEXT
Published: 5 July 2022
Abstract:Introduction: Hospital accreditation aims to promote patient care and assistance and quality in the institution's sectors, aiming at process safety, integrated management and continuous improvement. Objective: to identify in Brazil in 2021 the types of establishments certified in the country, as well as their respective states, type of management and certification seals in force in the national territory. Method: Descriptive and retrospective study with a quantitative approach. The search was carried out on the website of the National Accreditation Organization in October 2021. Variables of interest were considered: types of accredited health establishments, types of certifications in force in the national territory, type of management of the accredited establishment, state and city of establishments. Results: The analyzes identified that in the month of October 2021 there are 906 certifications in the Brazilian territory. Of these, 760 (84%) of the accreditations in the national territory are private institutions and 337 (37.2%) are hospital institutions. As for the certification seal, 201 (22.1%) of the institutions are accredited (level I) and 341 (37.6%) are located in the state of São Paulo. Conclusions: It was possible to obtain a view of the accreditation certifications in force in Brazil through their characterization, in order to visualize which types of seals, establishments and states are covered with health establishments committed to quality and excellence in care.
Keywords: accredited / HOSPITAL / Brazil / institutions / national territory / care / safety / seals / strong
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