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Leadership Challenges to Attaining Hospital Accreditation: An Indian Perspective on Managing Healthcare Quality


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Author list: Ajayan Kamalasanan, Gurumoorthy Sathiyamoorthi and Arun Vijay Subbarayalu
Publisher: IJSTR
Publication year: 2020
Journal: International Journal of Scientific and Technology Research
Journal acronym: IJSTR
Volume number: 9
Issue number: 02
Start page: 435
End page: 440
Number of pages: 6
ISSN: 2277-8616
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Scopus ID: 85082881152
eISSN: 2277-8616


Aim: To study the role played by the leaders and the challenges faced by them to build and sustain quality standards in order to attain
accreditation of the hospitals in India. Method: The study is based on the exploration of challenges encountered by the leaders to accomplish the quality
standards of hospitals in order to meet the target of various national and international accreditations. The research carried out a detailed analysis of
literature on various challenges faced by the leadership in managing quality to attain hospital accreditation. Results: The potential challenges were
identified as inadequate infrastructural facilities, financial constraints, compliance with all regulatory and professional requirements, insufficient human
resources, lack of training, complexities in the documentation, and adoption of information technology are identified as the major challenges faced by the
healthcare leadership in managing quality & accreditation of Indian Hospitals. Conclusion: The study enlightens the challenges faced by the leadership
in various aspects of quality management to attain accreditation of hospitals in India. The study identified 12 major challenges and provides appropriate
strategies to be developed and addressed by the leadership for handling the different aspects of quality management in healthcare settings. Since this
study is based on the review of literature, further research is warranted to ascertain the effectiveness of suitable measures to overcome these
challenges in improving the quality of healthcare. 


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