NABH, an acronym for National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers, was established in year 2006. It is a constituent board of Quality Council of India, set up to establish and operate accreditation programme for healthcare organizations.
Organisations like the Quality Council of India ( QCI ) and its National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare providers have designed an exhaustive healthcare standard for hospitals and healthcare providers. This standard consists of stringent 600 plus objective elements for the hospital to achieve in order to get the NABH accreditation. The objective of the board is to ensure that a patient walking into the hospital has a smooth and convenient experience with registration, admission, pre-surgery, surgery and post-surgery protocols, discharge from the hospital to follow up with the hospital after discharge. NABH assesses administrative aspects too, so that clear and transparent policies and protocols are maintained. In a nutshell, NABH aims at streamlining the entire operations of a hospital.