Accreditation is a process of external evaluation of clinics, and is accepted worldwide as a tool for healthcare quality improvement.
There is a number of international accreditation commissions, who carry out accreditation for medical organizations. The most widely recognized is Joint Commission International. There is also a head accreditation commission, called ISQua. They accredit commissions, standards and educational courses. Among CIS countries, Kazakhstan owns the leadership in the number of JCIaccredited clinics. Analysis of international experience showed that accreditation could have its positive effect on organization of everyday work of clinic, treatment outcomes, patient satisfaction and economic efficiency. Accreditation is a helpful tool to make optimal the general level of the medical service performed by organization.