quality in healthcare services

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According to the James Lind Institute (n.d.), “in the recent times demand for quality in healthcare services has risen due to various market forces such as medical tourism, insurance, corporate growth and competition. As a result of these the expectations of the consumer for best in quality has also risen, which has indeed led to the introduction of national and international accreditation bodies to act as a quality assurance mechanism, thus enhancing customers access to better healthcare services” (para. 1).

Conduct additional research and discuss whether accreditation is a guarantee that quality care is being delivered. Be sure to support your analysis with scholarly sources.

James Lind Institute (n.d.). Importance of accreditation of hospitals in healthcare. Retrieved from http://www.jli.edu.in/blog/importance-of-accreditation-of-hospitals-in-healthcare/