NABH Accreditation Standards for Dental Health Care Providers have been outlined in two parts: (A) & (B). Each part has been divided into 5 chapters.
(A) Patient Centered Standards
- Access, Assessment and Continuity of Care (AAC)
- Care of Patients (COP)
- Management of Dental Material and Medication (MOM)
- Patient Rights and Education (PRE)
- Hospital Infection Control (HIC)
(B) Organization Centered Standards
- Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)
- Responsibilities of Management (ROM)
- Facilities Management and Safety (FMS)
- Human Resource Management (HRM)
- Information Management Systems (IMS)
Here we shall discuss them one by one.
(A) Patient Centered Standards:
Chapter 1: Access Assessment and Continuity of care (AAC)
It has been further subdivided into 9 topics.
AAC.1: The organisation defines and displays the services that it can provide.
AAC.2: The organisation has a well-documented registration, admission, and transfer for referral process.
AAC.3: Patient care for by organisation undergo an established initial assessment.
AAC.4: Patient care is a continuous process and all patient care for by the organisation undergo a regular assessment.
AAC.5: Clinical laboratory services are provided as per the requirements of the patients.
AAC.6: There should be an established laboratory safety program.
AAC.7: Imaging services should be provided as per the requirements of the patients.
AAC.8: The organisation should have a documented process for generating and maintaining OPD records of patient care.
AAC.9: The organisation should have a documented discharge process and contents of discharge summary.
Note: One can always consult the booklet for further information, from the NABH website.