Author Archives: Dr. Alan Fletcher

Do Cultural Values Affect Quality Of International Hospital Accreditation?

Cultural issues in international hospital accreditationHospital systems and services around the world are broadly similar and therefore the application of quality standards, whether QHA Trent or another, must be consistent to have international credibility.

Wherever one goes in the world, a country’s culture may be different from another, but patients in both countries have broadly the same illnesses, expectations, and fears. The distribution of illnesses may be a little different from country to country but the application of healthcare quality standards should have the same core principles. Read more…