NABH Standards for Hospitals have been drafted by Technical Committee of the NABH and contains complete set of standards for evaluation of hospitals for grant of accreditation. The standards provide framework for quality assurance and quality improvement for hospitals. The standards focus on patient safety and quality of patient care. The standards are equally applicable to hospitals & nursing homes in the Government as well as in the private sector. Patients are increasingly and appropriately aware of healthcare issues, and desire participation in decisions affecting their health. The ultimate responsibility of a health care system is to the patient. Adherence to high standards, such as those related to timeliness of treatment, diagnostic accuracy, clinical relevance of the tests performed and interventions, qualifications and training of personnel, and prevention of errors, is an ethical responsibility of all hospital staff. Accreditation standard requirements ensure that the owners, managers and staff comply with appropriate technical and professional standards regardless of cost pressures and avoidance of personal, financial and organizational conflicts of interest To develop a general conceptual foundation and framework for a process of quality assurance for guaranteeing commonality of approach to institutions, delineating the domains of quality to be measured and the development of a credible, effective and transparent system of accreditation, meaningful participation of the stakeholders is essential and pre-requisite. Standards and Objective Elements for evaluation have been set in the following 10 areas, specifying the clear intent of the standards - Patient Centered Standard, Access, Assessment and Continuity of Care (ACC), Care of Patient (COP), Management of Medication (MOM), Patient rights and Education (PRE), Hospital Infection Control (HIC), Organization Centered Standards, Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI), Responsibilities of Management (ROM), Facility Management and Safety (FMS), Human Resource Management (HRM), Information Management System (IMS).