Guide IV: Taking Control of Peer Review

National Peer Review Corporation’s Hospital Peer Review Guide IV: Taking Control of Peer Review outlines 16 key components of an effective peer review system. Guide IV is a hospital’s roadmap to designing, conducting, and maintaining a peer review system that works. Guide IV not only provides guidance regarding the appropriate broader infrastructure needed to perform effective peer review, but details the step-by-step methodology for accomplishing peer review that balances the hospital’s obligation to provide high quality care with the reality of limited resources and time.

These key components include:

  • Peer Review System Manual
  • Centralized Peer Review System
  • Establishment and Enforcement of Standards of Practice
  • Protocols for the Conduct of Clinical Peer Review and Peer Review Action
  • Establishment and Enforcement of Standards for Professional Conduct
  • Protocols for the Conduct of Professional Conduct Peer Review and
    Peer Review Action
  • Protocols for Referral into the Peer Review System
  • An Effective Peer Review Report
  • An Effective Policy for External Peer Review
  • Useful and Sufficient Data
  • Analyzing “Trended” Data
  • Integrating Peer Review Information into Recredentialing
  • Peer Review as Education
  • Approaching Peer Review with a Sense of Urgency
  • Auditing the Peer Review System
  • Establishing a Peer Review System with Positive Medical Staff Leadership

Taking control is so much easier when you have the right tools. 

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