Brazil's INTO (national trauma and orthopaedics institute) receives international quality assurance accreditation:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Brazil's national trauma and orthopaedics institute (INTO) is being formally awarded a healthcare quality accreditation from Joint Commission International (JCI). The four-year project, headed by the director of INTO's medical division, Isabela Simoes, entailed 367 quality standards across 11 service areas. Five of these are organisational, and include safety and quality of care, access to intensive care and infection control procedures. Five hospital institutions in Brazil and around 70 worldwide have received an international healthcare quality accreditation, according to INTO. JCI is the office of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) that performs accreditations outside the US.