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The World in Medicine
April 12, 2000

Accredited in Brazil

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JAMA. 2000;283(14):1816. doi:10.1001/jama.283.14.1816-JWM00002-4-1

A private, nonprofit hospital in São Paulo, Brazil, is the first to be independently accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI).

Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein is a 410-bed facility that provides complete clinical medical services, including pediatrics, oncology, emergency services, surgical procedures, intensive care, and obstetrics. A team of health care experts evaluated compliance with international quality standards during a 4-day on-site visit last December.