NSG 468 University of Phoenix Week 2 Regulatory Agencies and Accrediting Bodies Essay

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  1. 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.
    • Discuss the history of the agency or body.
    • Explain the reason for its existence.
    • Summarize the agency’s public reporting of quality indicators:
    • Frequency
    • Where they are reported
    • Why public reporting of these metrics is important
    • Explain how the agency or body operates:
    • Current function
    • Organizational structure
    • Governance
    • Analyze the impact the agency or body has on quality at each level of health care: 
    • Health care organizations
    • Nursing practice
    • Patient care