Management Systems


The National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH) is a constituent board of Quality Council of India (QCI), set up to establish and operate accreditation programme for healthcare organizations. NABH has been established with the objective of enhancing health systems & promoting continuous quality improvement and patient safety. The board while being supported by all stakeholders, including industry, consumers, government, has full functional autonomy in its operation. NABH provides accreditation to healthcare organisations in a non-discriminatory manner regardless of their ownership, legal status, size and degree of independence. The objective of NABH standards is to improve healthcare quality and patient safety.

NABH offers accreditation services to hospitals and other clinical establishments. The standards are developed based on the international standards and are benchmarked against the best practices globally. NABH also provides empanelment services to healthcare organisations for their inclusion in various government schemes.

NABH has been recognized by the International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua) as an organization that meets the international standards for healthcare accreditation. NABH is also a member of the International Hospital Federation (IHF).

NABH Accreditation is a Voluntary Process and is not Mandatory for Healthcare Organisations. However, There are Several Benefits of NABH Accreditation, Including:

  • Improved quality of care: NABH accreditation helps healthcare organisations to improve the quality of care they provide to patients.
  • Increased patient safety: NABH accreditation helps healthcare organisations to reduce the risk of patient harm.
  • Enhanced patient satisfaction: NABH accreditation helps healthcare organisations to improve patient satisfaction.
  • Increased market share: NABH accredited healthcare organisations are often preferred by patients and insurance companies.
  • Improved staff morale: NABH accreditation can help to improve staff morale and motivation.

The Process of NABH Accreditation Involves Several Steps, Including:

  • Application: The healthcare organisation submits an application to NABH.
  • Self-assessment: The healthcare organisation conducts a self-assessment against the NABH standards
  • Assessment: A team of NABH assessors visits the healthcare organisation to assess its compliance with the NABH standards.
  • Decision: The NABH board takes a decision on whether to grant accreditation to the healthcare organisation.