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The organization established in 1876 to standardize the curriculum for medical schools in the United States and to promote the licensure of physiciansAmerican Medical Association (Page 641)oThe national professional membership organization for physicians that distributes scientific information to its members and the public, informs members of legislation related to health and medicine, and represents the medical professions interests in national legislative matters.
U.S. healthcare system is considered to be Western medicine (Page 639)Becoming a physician, prior to the mid 1800’s (Page 641)Minimum standards (Page 645)oThe basis of the Hospital Standardization Program and marked the beginning of the modern accreditation process for healthcareorganizations. oBasically, accreditation standards are developed to reflect reasonable quality standards.oAccreditation is voluntary; healthcare organizations choose to participate in order to improve the care they provide their patientsOrganizations accredited by the Joint Commission (Page 645)oAcute care hospitalsoLong-term care facilitiesoAmbulatory care facilities