Regulatory Agencies and Accrediting Bodies
This assignment is designed to give you a greater understanding of regulatory agencies and accreditation bodies, including their functions, public reporting requirements, and the how they impact quality and safety.
Select and evaluate a regulatory agency or accrediting body in Philadelphia PA.
Discuss the history of the agency or body.
Explain the reason for its existence.
Summarize the agency’s public reporting of quality indicators:
Where they are reported
Why public reporting of these metrics is important
Explain how the agency or body operates:
Analyze the impact the agency or body has on quality at each level of health care:
Health care organizations
Cite at least three sources in an APA-formatted reference page.