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The World in Medicine
April 8, 1998

International Accreditation

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JAMA. 1998;279(14):1058. doi:10.1001/jama.279.14.1058-JWM80001-2-1

The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, based in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill, announced last month that it will offer international accreditation services beginning in 1999.

"Although there are significant cultural differences from country to country, we believe there are important commonalities in expectations regarding patient care and health care organization management," said Dennis S. O'Leary, MD, president of the Joint Commission.