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Accreditation in General Medicine

Version 1 : Received: 6 May 2020 / Approved: 7 May 2020 / Online: 7 May 2020 (13:17:59 CEST)

How to cite: Soldo, A. Accreditation in General Medicine. Preprints 2020, 2020050125. Soldo, A. Accreditation in General Medicine. Preprints 2020, 2020050125.


Background: Accreditation is a qualitative assessment aimed at technical-professional quality, but above all, at organizational and measurable aspects through process and outcome checks. Method: There are few references in the literature relating to the accreditation and improvement of the quality and safety of care and treatment in the field of primary care. Clinical Governance must also be applied and certified in the field of primary care. Results: An accreditation system for general medicine is proposed based on a new dynamic model and implement that meets different requirements and assessed on the basis of indicators. Discussion: In the current Italian health system, accreditation of health structures is addressed only to public hospitals and private structures and to providers of services and services, however primary care. GPs / PLS do not have quality and safety guarantee systems or models or systems or public or private accreditation certifications with the SSR and SSN. Conclusion: Given the fundamental importance in the NHS of primary care of MG / PLS as the main and fundamental provider of services to the patient in all his socio-welfare and clinical needs, it is considered essential to think and implement an accreditation system extended to the territorial general practice as already present and in place for all affiliated and provider structures on behalf of the NHS.


accreditation; quality; safety; primary care


Public Health and Healthcare, Primary Health Care

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