What Does the Accreditation Association Review?



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The Accreditation Association standards, published in the Accreditation Handbook for Ambulatory Health Care, describe organizational characteristics that AAAHC has determined to be essential to high-quality patient care. These standards are divided into core standards that apply to all organizations seeking accreditation, and adjunct standards that apply to organizations based on the services they provide.

Core standards that apply to all organizations include:

> Rights of Patients

> Governance

> Administration

> Quality of Care Provided

> Quality Management and Improvement

> Clinical Records and Health Information

> Infection Prevention and Control Safety

> Facilities and Environment

Adjunct Standards that apply to organizations based on the types of services they provide, include:

> Anesthesia Services

> Surgical and Related Services

> Pharmaceutical Services

> Pathology and Medical Laboratory Services

> Diagnostic and Other Imaging Services

> Dental Services

> Other Professional and Technical Services

> Health Education and Health Promotion

> Behavioral Health Services

> Teaching and Publication Activities

> Research Activities

> Overnight Care and Services

> Occupational Health Services

> Immediate/Urgent Care Services

> Emergency Services

> Radiation Oncology Treatment Services

> Managed Care Organizations

> Lithotripsy Services

> Medical Home

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