NABH is the abbreviation for National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers.
It is a body which operates accreditation and allied programs on patient safety and healthcare quality. The standards, evaluation and certifications are based upon national/international norms, through a process of self and external evaluations.
NABH is an institutional member of the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQUA). ISQUA is an international apex body which grants approval to Accreditation Bodies in the area of healthcare as mark of equivalence of accreditation program of member countries.
As NABH standards have been approved by ISQUA, NABH accreditation of India is equivalent to some of the world’s leading hospital accreditations like JCI, Japan Council for Quality Healthcare (JCQC), National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) developed by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC) etc.
For what healthcare service providers does NABH apply to
NABH accreditation applies to Hospitals, Ayurveda centres, Wellness centres, blood banks, dental facilities etc. A large majority of healthcare providers featured in this website have obtained the coveted NABH / JCI accreditations.
So far hospital standards of only 11 countries viz., Australia , Canada , Egypt , Hong Kong , Ireland , Japan , Jordan , Kyrgyz Republic , South Africa , Taiwan , United Kingdom were accredited by ISQua. India becomes the 12th country to join in this group.