Discuss the history of the agency or body.

Accrediting Bodies

Assignment Content

This assignment is designed to give you a greater understanding of regulatory agencies and accreditation bodies, including their functions, public reporting requirements, and the how they impact quality and safety.

Select and evaluate a regulatory agency or accrediting body in Philadelphia PA.

Discuss the history of the agency or body.
Explain the reason for its existence.
Summarize the agency’s public reporting of quality indicators:

Where they are reported
Why public reporting of these metrics is important
Explain how the agency or body operates:

Current function
Organizational structure
Analyze the impact the agency or body has on quality at each level of health care:
Health care organizations
Nursing practice
Patient care

Cite at least three sources in an APA-formatted reference page.

875-word paper