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Did you know that several private hospitals in Costa Rica have Joint Commission International accreditation? Healthcare is one of the most important issues when you move or retire to another country.
How good is healthcare in Costa Rica? Is the standard of healthcare here such that you can feel safe going to a hospital? You will be able to enjoy pretty decent healthcare as soon as you get your legal residency. That is because you will be obliged by law to join the CCSS, the public healthcare system, as soon as you apply for legal residency.
You can get better services if you can afford healthcare in a private hospital. Also, you won’t have to stand in line to get a doctor’s appointment or a CT scan, for example. We have great options for private hospitals, where you will have to pay for each service, but it’s a solution when you’re in a hurry. Many expats combine the two services and use each depending on need and affordability.
Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation
The Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation can be earned by many healthcare organizations in the US and abroad. This includes hospitals, nursing homes, doctor’s offices, and home care service providers.
Worldwide healthcare organizations aim to improve healthcare quality, efficiency, and safety. Those healthcare providers approved by JCI must keep pace with globalization and compete with high-quality and accessible care elsewhere.
The following private hospitals have bothered to apply for accreditation and were approved:
- Clinica Bíblica hospital in San Jose
- CIMA hospital in Escazu
- Clinica Católica Hospital in Guadalupe
What does JCI provide?
In healthcare organizations outside the US, different cultures and local needs present unique challenges. Yet Joint Commission International, created in 1994, stands alone as a consistent beacon for patient safety and quality improvement in the global community. The JCI has a presence in more than 90 countries.
JCI works with healthcare organizations and governments to promote rigorous standards of care. They provide solutions for achieving peak performance and help them in three ways:
- advisory services,
- and education.
What are the benefits of the Joint Commission International accreditation?
The Joint Commission International helps local hospitals set patient safety standards and quality of care issues. Most of all, this achieves more confidence to provide the highest quality services possible.
You can, of course, insure yourself for private healthcare in Costa Rica. Also, you can get international healthcare insurance and read all about it on another blog I wrote a while ago. Contact us for all your property purchases in our beautiful country.