Small Healthcare Organisations


Small Health Care Organization (SHCO) Accreditation Program

SHCO Accreditation Program:NABH has developed a separate accreditation programme for SHCO i.e. hospitals and nursing homes or day care centres with bed strength less or equal to 50 Sanctioned beds.

Outline of NABH SHCO Standards, 2nd Edition

Patient Centered Standards
a) Access, Assessment and Continuity of Care (AAC)
b) Care of Patients (COP)
c) Management of Medication (MOM)
d) Patient Rights and Education (PRE)
e) Hospital Infection Control (HIC)

Organization Centered Standards
a) Continues Quality Improvement (CQI)
b) Responsibilities of Management (ROM)
c) Facilities Management and Safety (FMS)
d) Human Resource Management (HRM)
e) Information Management System (IMS)

Benefits of Accreditation

a) Raises community confidence and trust
b) Enhances the quality of patient care &safety
c) Roadmap for standardization
d) Improved patient satisfaction levels
e) Provides for continuous learning, good working environment
f)Provides an objective system of empanelment by insurance, other third parties.

Who can apply?
All hospitals and Nursing homes having bed strength up to 50 Sanctioned beds and are in possession of supportive and utility facilities that are appropriate and relevant to the services being provided by organization.

a) Polyclinic Diagnostic Centres

How to apply for accreditation?

All aspiring healthcare organizations desirous to achieve accreditation can apply online by registering on the NABH website.

How much is the Fees?

Fees towards accreditation depend on the size of the healthcare organization. To view the complete fee structure please visit important links on NABH website followed by fee structure under quick links.

Are there any trainings conducted for the programme?
NABH conducts various training and awareness programmes round the year regularly. It is advisable that the aspirant healthcare organizations attend Training Programme on Implementation (POI) for better understanding the standards.

How to procure a copy of the standards?

The standards can be purchased online and the hard copy of the standard shall be dispatched to the address submitted while purchasing the same. Cost of the same is Rs. 1500/-

To obtain a copy of NABH standards, kindly click on the below shown cover page


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