Select and evaluate a regulatory agency or accrediting body in Philadelphia PA.

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Select and evaluate a regulatory agency or accrediting body in Philadelphia PA.

Select and evaluate a regulatory agency or accrediting body in Philadelphia PA. Discuss the history of the agency or body.

 

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Regulatory Agencies and Accrediting Bodies

Assignment Content

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:

Frequency

Where they are reported

Why public reporting of these metrics is important

Explain how the agency or body operates:

Current function

Organizational structure

Governance

Analyze the impact the agency or body has on quality at each level of health care:

Health care organizations

Nursing practice

Patient care

Cite at least three sources in an APA-formatted reference page.

875-word paper