Watch the following video in preparation for this assignment:
Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). (2010). Introduction. Retrieved from
Use what you learned from the video, the module’s required readings, and your own research to answer the following questions in your paper.
- Discuss the purpose of accreditation. Has the process of accreditation really improved the quality of care being provided to patients?
- Identify and discuss the process of accreditation for the chosen agency.
- Discuss some of the standards they look for when they go on-site. Are the standards rigorous or vague?
- Do these agencies make the results of their surveys public? How could knowing this information be beneficial to patients?
Length: Submit a 3-page paper.
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