Aiming higher to enhance professionalism: beyond accreditation and certification

Chassin, M.R., Baker, D.W.
Submitted: May, 2015

As health care has changed, the organizations that perform standard accreditation and certification functions will need to change to be effective in this new environment. Physicians should demand and lead new efforts to eradicate patient harm and produce consistent excellence across the full continuum of care. This strategy is the best way to ensure society will continue to entrust self-governance to the medical profession.

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