Challenges facing healthcare leadership in attaining accreditation of teaching hospitals

  • Ahmed Al Kuwaiti, Fahd A. Al Muhanna
  • August 2018, Emerald
  • DOI: 10.1108/lhs-01-2018-0002

Challenges faced by health-care leadership in teaching hospitals

What is it about?

This paper is based on a study of current literature on health-care leadership, hospital accreditation and quality of patient care and identifies the challenges facing health-care leadership in attaining accreditation for teaching hospitals.

Why is it important?

Based on a review and analysis of literature, infrastructure, finance, legal support, workforce recruitment and training, documentation and technology are identified as challenges faced by health-care leadership in teaching hospitals. The key challenges facing health-care leadership with respect to medical education and clinical research are found to be integration of education into hospital operations, compliance with all regulatory and professional requirements and adequacy of resources in executing research programs.


Dr Ahmed Al Kuwaiti
Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam

This study draws the attention of health-care leadership in teaching hospitals on the challenges they face in obtaining accreditation for their institutions so that they may develop appropriate strategies to overcome them.

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