Research and Markets: Medical Staff Peer Review, 3rd Edition (2011 Update)

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Medical Staff Peer Review, 3rd Edition (2011 Update)" report to their offering.

Peer review policies/procedures needed by every healthcare organization + resources such as competency assessment, proctoring, peer:staff, peer:peer and self-evaluation tools, forms, example bylaws, medical staff policies, Suspensions, Hearing and Review plans; legal citations/case law.

A word of caution

This single topic toolbox is generic and must be revised and adopted by your health care organization (whether a health plan, a medical, a hospital or the like) to be consistent with state and local laws, your organizations Bylaws and to meet the requirements or recommendations of your organizations legal counsel and governance.

Use clear and unambiguous language in any stated policy or procedure. Avoid any implications of guaranteed clinical results or outcomes as a result of following a particular guideline. All policies, procedures, guidelines and similar criteria should be followed consistently, significant variations noted with justification, and be in a written form available for dissemination.

When using this single topic publication, it should be noted that the policies/guidelines are all subject to legislative and other changes (e.g., bylaws revisions) that occur periodically. The policies and procedures should be reviewed and updated as often as needed and at least every two years. The initial and revised policies and procedures should go through a rigid review and approval process with final approval by the governing body prior to implementation.

Key Topics Covered:

  • Mental Illness
  • Key requirements of the HCQIA of 1986
  • Immunity from damages
  • National Practitioner Data Bank
  • Reportable NPD actions - table
  • The Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Bank (HIPDB)
  • Web resources related to data banks
  • State statutes protecting peer review
  • New case law
  • Fair Hearing and Appeal Rights for all staff
  • Criminal Background Checks
  • High risk providers the impaired physician
  • Burnout: Female physicians' workload relation to burnout; Psychiatrists high incidence of burnout/substance abuse; Strategies to avoid burnout; Resident/medical student burnout; Nurses burnout too
  • Physician well-being
  • Early detection
  • Confronting aberrant or disruptive physician behaviors
  • Detection of impairment related to the staff application process
  • Focused reviews
  • Rehabilitation Programs for Impaired Physicians
  • Legal notes
  • Provider sanctions
  • Sanction levels
  • Peer Review Plan
  • Routine biennial performance evaluation
  • Non-routine practitioner peer review corrective action
  • Fair Hearing Plan and Appellate Review Procedures
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Confidentiality, Indemnification and Immunity
  • Confidentiality Statement Examples
  • Scoring System for Peer Review
  • Peer Review Committee minutes example format
  • Peer review confidentiality safeguards
  • Corrective Action Plan specific to an individual practitioner
  • Cautions regarding the peer review process
  • Proctoring - types of proctoring, issues, resource links
  • Physician/physician or other professional colleague peer evaluation form
  • Physician performance evaluation process; Santa Barbara Medical Foundation
  • Quality Assessment Review Form
  • Physician Profiling to Measure Clinical Performance
  • Medical Records; Physician Chart Review Profile Form
  • Boot Camps/Traffic Schools for dyscompetent physician
  • References and Resources
  • Joint Commission Standards
  • Selected benchmark case law citations
  • Web Site Resources - Medical staff bylaws, rules and regulations; Peer review
  • Legal Briefs

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Laura Wood, Senior Manager,
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INDUSTRY KEYWORDS:   Health  Hospitals  Other Health  Nursing