A prospective, multi-method, multi-disciplinary, multi-level, collaborative, social-organisational design for researching health sector accreditation (LP0560737) Braithwaite, J en_US Westbrook, JI en_US Pawsey, M en_US Greenfield, DR en_US Naylor, JM en_US Iedema, RA en_US Runciman, Bill en_US Redman, Sally en_US Jorm, Christine en_US Robinson, Maureen en_US Gibberd, Robert en_US Nathan, Sally en_US 2021-11-25T13:44:12Z 2021-11-25T13:44:12Z 2006 en_US
dc.description.abstract Background Accreditation has become ubiquitous across the international health care landscape. Award of full accreditation status in health care is viewed, as it is in other sectors, as a valid indicator of high quality organisational performance. However, few studies have empirically demonstrated this assertion. The value of accreditation, therefore, remains uncertain, and this persists as a central legitimacy problem for accreditation providers, policymakers and researchers. The question arises as to how best to research the validity, impact and value of accreditation processes in health care. Most health care organisations participate in some sort of accreditation process and thus it is not possible to study its merits using a randomised controlled strategy. Further, tools and processes for accreditation and organisational performance are multifaceted. Methods/design To understand the relationship between them a multi-method research approach is required which incorporates both quantitative and qualitative data. The generic nature of accreditation standard development and inspection within different sectors enhances the extent to which the findings of in-depth study of accreditation process in one industry can be generalised to other industries. This paper presents a research design which comprises a prospective, multi-method, multi-level, multi-disciplinary approach to assess the validity, impact and value of accreditation. Discussion The accreditation program which assesses over 1,000 health services in Australia is used as an exemplar for testing this design. The paper proposes this design as a framework suitable for application to future international research into accreditation. Our aim is to stimulate debate on the role of accreditation and how to research it. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1472-6963 en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
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dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other Health sector accreditation. en_US
dc.subject.other Social-organisational design. en_US
dc.subject.other Health care administration. en_US
dc.title A prospective, multi-method, multi-disciplinary, multi-level, collaborative, social-organisational design for researching health sector accreditation (LP0560737) en_US
dc.type Journal Article en
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unsw.relation.faculty Medicine & Health
unsw.relation.ispartofissue 113 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofjournal BMC Health Services Research en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofvolume 6 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Braithwaite, J en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Westbrook, JI en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Pawsey, M en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Greenfield, DR en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Naylor, JM en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Iedema, RA en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Runciman, Bill en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Redman, Sally en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Jorm, Christine en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Robinson, Maureen en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Gibberd, Robert en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Nathan, Sally, Public Health & Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW en_US School of Population Health *
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