The Preeminent NABH Accredited Hospital in Madhya Pradesh. NABH is a benchmark for excellence in health care. There are only a few NABH accredited hospitals in India and Bombay Hospital Indore is one among them. What is NABH? NABH is an acronym for National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH), founded by the Government of India in 2006 as a benchmark for excellence in health care. NABH has an exhaustive list of over 500 distinct elements that need to be fully implemented and operational in order to get the NABH accreditation. NABH is based on the crux of clear & transparent policies and protocols that attempt to provide quality care for patients.Organisations like the Quality Council of India (QCI) and its National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare providers have designed an exhaustive healthcarestandard 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. These standards are divided between patient centered standards and organization centred standards. To comply with these standard elements, the hospital will need to have a process-driven approach in all aspects of hospital activities – from registration, admission, pre-surgery, peri-surgery and post-surgery protocols, discharge from the hospital to follow-up with the hospital after discharge. Not only the clinical aspects but the governance aspects are to process driven based on clear and transparent policies and protocols. In a nutshell NABH aims at streamlining the entire operations of a hospital.NABH is equivalent to JCI and other International standards including HAS: Haute Authorite de Sante, Australian Council on Healthcare Standards, the Japan Council for Quality in Health Care, and the National Committee for Quality Assurance in the United States. Its standards have been accredited by ISQUA the apex body accrediting the accreditators hence making NABH accreditation at par with the worlds most leading hospital accreditations. Benefits of AccreditationAccreditation ‘A public recognition of the achievement of accreditation standards by a healthcare organisation, demonstrated through an independent external peer assessment of that organisation’s level of performance in relation to the standards’. Accreditation benefits all stake holders. Patients are the biggest beneficiary. Accreditation results in high quality of care and patient safety. The patients get services by credential medical staff. Rights of patients are respected and protected. Patient satisfaction is regularly evaluated.The staff in a accredited health care organisation are satisfied lot as it provides for continuous learning, good working environment, leadership and above all ownership of clinical processes. Accreditation to a health care organisation stimulates continuous improvement. It enables the organisation in demonstrating commitment to quality care. It raises community confidence in the services provided by the health care organisation. It also provides opportunity to healthcare unit to benchmark with the best. Finally, accreditation provides an objective system of empanelment by insurance and other third parties. Accreditation provides access to reliable and certified information on facilities, infrastructure and level of care.