Global trends in center accreditation by the Joint Commission International: growing patient implications for international medical and surgical care

Ambar Mehta, Seth D. Goldstein, Martin A. Makary

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Millions of patients travel internationally for medical and surgical care. We found that the annual number of centers accredited by the Joint Commission International increased from one center in 1999 to 132 centers in 2016; there are currently 939 accredited centers across 66 countries. Public health and medicolegal implications related to medical travel deserve attention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of travel medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 2017



  • Joint Commission International
  • Medical travel
  • accreditation
  • public health
  • surgical care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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