Case Study: Improving the quality of medical diagnostic services through standards and accreditation

Improving the quality of medical diagnostic services through standards and accreditation

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) make extensive use of accreditation in a number of areas to support the delivery of quality radiology practices in Australia and New Zealand. Accreditation is used in such areas as medical and diagnostic imaging. (New Zealand)

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In the UK, Improving Quality in Physiological Services (IQIPS) is a programme developed by the Royal College of Physicians with support from the Department of Health. The IQIPS accreditation framework has been developed to improve, promote and recognise good quality practice across nine physiological disciplines. Accreditation is awarded by the UK Accreditation Service under contract with the RCP. (UK)

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In the UK, Imaging Services Accreditation Scheme (ISAS) is a programme jointly developed by the College of Radiography and the Royal College of Radiologists, with support from the Department of Health. ISAS is now used by the UK Regulator, the Care Quality Commission, as evidence to support its hospital inspection regime.

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