‘Quality, a concern for Indian healthcare sector’

Monday, February 17, 2014

As many as 98,000 hospital deaths occur annually due to medical errors, which also increase the cost of treatment for patients, according to K.K. Kalra, Chief Executive Officer of the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH).

Addressing a Health Summit organised here on Sunday by the Confederation of Indian Industry, he said that quality was a concern for the Indian healthcare industry, which was seen to have grown at a rapid pace, especially in recent years.

Advancements in knowledge, disease management and technology besides an aging society had increased the complexities in management of patients. Accredited hospitals could create confidence in the community about the hospital’s service and assist other healthcare institutions prepare for high quality systems.

Source: The Hindu (link opens in a new window)

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