Accreditation standards and operating room efficiency: achieving a balance

Paudie Delaney, George Shorten


Inomata et al. set out to evaluate the influence of Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation on specified time periods in the operating room relating to elective and emergency surgery under general anaesthesia at a busy acute hospital (>10,000 surgical cases/year) before and after December 12, 2015 (the date the hospital received JCI accreditation) (1). The period studied was December 2014–June 2016, during which 13,228 patients underwent surgery under general anaesthesia.