About NABH

The National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH) Standards is today the highest benchmark standard for hospital quality in India. Though developed by the Quality Council of India on the lines of International Accreditation Standards like the JCI, ACHS and the Canadian Hospital Accreditation Standards, the NABH is however seen as a more practical set of Standards, topical and very relevant to India's unique healthcare system requirements.

Within just 2 years of its launch, the Indian Accreditation Standards, the NABH was accepted by ISQUa, the International Society for Quality Assurance in Healthcare, as an International Accreditation on par with the world's best.

Benefits of Organisation

  • Accreditation to a health care organization stimulates continuous improvement.
  • It enables the organization in demonstrating commitment to quality care and patient safety thereby ensures best clinical outcomes.
  • It also provides opportunity to healthcare unit to benchmark with the best.
  • It raises community confidence in the services provided by the health care organization as services provided by credentialed medical staff.
  • An accreditation status also provides marketing advantage in a competitive health care
  • Finally, accreditation provides an objective system of empanelment by insurance and other third parties.

  • Benefits for Patients

    • Accreditation results in high quality of care and patient safety.
    • Patients are the biggest beneficiary among all the stakeholders.
    • The patients are serviced by credentialed medical staff.
    • Rights of patients are respected and protected. Patient’s satisfaction is regularly evaluated.

    Benefits for Staff

    • Efficiencies and competencies of staff also gets improved in an accredited Hospital.
    • It improves overall professional development, knowledge and competencies in systematic ways with defined ownership and accountability of all the staff including Medical and Para Medical Staff.
    • The staff in an accredited Hospital is satisfied lot as it provides for continuous learning, good working environment and leadership.

Accreditation Process

NABH currently operates the following accreditation, certification and empanelment programs

Accreditation programs

  • Hospitals
  • Small Healthcare Organizations
  • Blood Banks
  • Medical Imaging Services
  • Dental Facilities/Dental Clinics
  • Allopathic Clinics
  • AYUSH Hospitals
  • Primary Health Centre
  • Clinical Trail (Ethics Committee)
  • Panchakarma Clinics
  • Eye Care Organization

Certification programs

  • Entry Level Hospital
  • Entry Level Small Healthcare Organizations
  • Entry Level AYUSH Centre
  • Entry Level AYUSH Hospital
  • Nursing Excellence
  • Medical Laboratory Programme
  • Emergency Department
  • MVTF Empanelment Certification

Empanelment programs

NABH is the nodal body representing Quality Council of India for conducting assessments of healthcare organizations for empanelment under Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) and Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS).