Healthcare simulation in France is characterised by a recent development linked to strong expansion and a growing interest in its contribution to training, the assessment of clinical practice and continuing professional development.
The French accreditation programme for hospitals aims to improve quality and safety of care through the generation of sustained changes in clinical practices and management. HAS standards address the hospital’s performance in specific areas; they specify requirements to ensure that patient care is provided in a safe manner and in a secure environment.
The French National Authority for Health (HAS) is an independent public scientific authority with an overall mission of contributing to the regulation of the healthcare system by improving health quality and efficiency.
HAS produces recommendations (accelerated developed guidelines, best practice guidelines) and tools to facilitate their use by health professionals. The objective is to inform health professionals, patients and health care users of current best practices with the aim of improving the quality and security of care.
Haute Autorité de Santé strengthens its European and international commitment in its two core areas of activity: health technology assessment and improvement in the quality of care and patient safety.