Joint Commission International (JCI) is the gold standard of the international accreditation in the field of medicine. The quality of the services and patient safety are the main criteria for getting JCI accreditation.
Joint Commission International conducts accreditation of medical institutions and develops standards for professional medical practice. JCI provisions consist of approximately 200 basic, 350 general and over 1,000 additional principles and rules, which are included in the 5th edition of JCI standards.
The number of JCI accredited medical centers in different countries
Since 1994, JCI specialists and consultants provide medical standards in 90 countries. Joint Commission International conducts training courses for specialists and publishes scientific papers.
JCI specialists pay attention to:
- quality of care;
- patient safety;
- financing of health care system;
- health policy issues;
- cultural needs and values.
With the help of JCI clinics improve the quality of medical services and the safety of their work every year.
Medical centers in Turkey, South Korea, India and Israel implement JCI standards in their medical practice. European countries prefer to follow their national rules of medical practice.
JCI advantages for a patient:
- Safe medicine with international standards;
- Quality control — JCI checks accredited clinics every 3 years;
- Innovative treatment — JCI standards become more complicated every year, stimulating the development of accredited hospitals;
- International experience;
- The professionalism of the staff — specialists of clinics with JCI accreditation regularly attend a refresher course.