Accreditation and resulting clerical duties represent commercial excesses that are ethically and scientifically unacceptable


Certification, health care, hospital accreditation, quality, shared decision

Published online: Feb 20 2019

Y. Jacquemyn

Antwerp University Hospital UZA and Antwerp University UA, ASTARC and Global Health.


It is scientifically and ethically unjustified to continue hospital accreditation organized by commercial organisations such as Joint Commission International (JCI) as these harm patients and health care workers, result in needless excess costs without improved outcome and endanger the future of healthcare. All energy should go to bottom up shared decision making.