Peer review remains a vital part of both credentialing and privileging, and it is indicative of the desire to pursue physician excellence. Beyond the need to meet regulatory requirements, when peer review is done from a performance improvement perspective, it provides the opportunity for the medical profession to get ahead of the curve with respect to data transparency and risk management. However, for peer review to be successful, hospital professionals must secure physician buy-in.
Through progressive physician leaders, the punitive culture of the 20th century has gradually been replaced by a culture of performance improvement for many medical staffs. A culture of performance improvement not only keeps physicians happy, but it protects patients from apathetic or unqualified physicians. Patient safety should be the number one priority of every medical staff and hospital. But avoiding costly lawsuits, brought on by patients for negligent credentialing or by physicians for sham peer review, is also a great consideration for healthcare organizations.
In this FREE Insider Report, you’ll learn how to improve your organization’s peer review culture to avoid costly mistakes, improve patient safety, and secure physician buy-in. By reviewing the history of peer review, we’re highlighting the important lessons learned throughout the 20th century, and how these lessons shaped today’s peer review processes and best practices.
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