The preassessment shall provide an indication to the healthcare organisation whether relevant aspects of the International Accreditation standard have been addressed. Preassessment is a service offered to customers prior to commencement of the accreditation/ certification process.
Whilst it is optional and does not form part of the accreditation/certification process it is strongly recommended for most healthcare organizations.
The preassessment consists of a document review and site visit (can be done in parallel). Not all areas of the healthcare organisation that provide complex care need to be visited during the pre-assessment.