Problem

Loss of medical accreditation

Other Names:
Revocation of licence to practice medicine
Failure to renew health care accreditation
Nature:
Doctors must be licensed to practice, and hospitals accredited to offer health services. Doctors must pass examinations and hospitals must undergo inspections before being licensed to operate.
Incidence:
An American hospital lost its accreditation after amputating a patient's wrong leg, wrongly removing another patient from a ventilator, and undergoing a surprise inspection. The loss of its licence means that the hospital can no longer receive USA government funding, which accounted for about one third of its revenue.
Broader Problems:
Refusal of licence renewal
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Date of last update
19.05.1999 – 00:00 CEST