Further Fresenius Medical Care clinics achieving International Accreditation
Fresenius Medical Care continues to deliver high quality care to its patients and excellence in its clinical operations as another two dialysis clinics recently received international accreditation by the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards International (ACHSI).
Both Pusat Dialysis Nephrocare (Bukit Piatu) Melaka and TKDC Jalan Ipoh Clinic received their accreditation certificates in November 2014 which were granted by the authority board of ACHS International Pty Ltd in recognition of the achievement of the Evaluation and Quality Improvement Program (EQuIP) for day procedure centres standards and a commitment to continuous improvement in quality care, service and safety.
Excellent renal care is of critical importance, since 60 percent of the Malaysian Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is caused by diabetes and hypertension1, and with more than 31,600 Malaysian patients already receiving dialysis treatment2.
As the first private dialysis clinic in Malaysia, Fresenius Medical Care’s
The Kidney Dialysis Centre (TKDC) Taman Desa in Kuala Lumpur achieved international accreditation through ACHSi in 2013.
Our vision as THE RENAL COMPANY is to accredit more Fresenius Medical Care clinics so that we take renal care in Malaysia to the next level. Our accredited clinics should serve as a model to enhance the country's development in fulfilling safety standards and ultimately maximising patient outcomes.
ACHSi (Australian Council on Healthcare Standards International) is the leading healthcare accreditation body in Australia and has developed an international reputation providing accreditation in many countries. The principles upon which the ACHSi's programs are developed reflect the characteristics displayed by an organisation on consumer focus in care and service provision, effective leadership, continuous improvement, evidence of outcomes, and striving for best practice3.
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1 Vivekanand Jha, et al. (2013). Chronic kidney disease: global dimension and perspectives. The Lancet, Vol. 382, Issue 9888, Figure 2, Page 264
2 Lim YN, Ong LM, Goh BL (2013). 21st Report of the Malaysian Dialysis and Transplant Registry 2013. Accessed Feb 2015; http://www.msn.org.my/fwbPagePublic.jsp?fwbPageId=pMDTReport
3 Australian Council on Healthcare Standards International; Accessed Feb 2015;http://www.achs.org.au/achs-international