ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Accreditation System for Health Facilities

In the context of weak regulatory systems, increasing demand for good quality care from the middle class and the entry of private health insurance companies, there is a need to examine mechanisms such as accreditation for improving the quality of health services.

Code of Ethics for Health Research

Social science research involves certain vital ethical issues - respect for all those involved in research, their rights and protection. Ensuring ethics in research, as the ethical guidelines seek to do, would help complement research, rather than hinder it. A debate on the draft code of ethics held in May 2000 sought to evolve a consensus among researchers across the country. These initial steps would help fill long-perceived lacunae as well as seek to resolve ethical dilemmas plaguing researchers.
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