Accession Number : ADA327919

Title :   Hospital Privileging Hearing: Striking a Balance between due Process and Quality of Care.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Israel, Eric

PDF Url : ADA327919

Report Date : 01 AUG 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 96

Abstract : Part I of this paper will include a brief outline of the history of peer review, an explanation of how the process is currently applied, the efficacy of peer review and a brief comparison of the relative merits of peer review vs. malpractice litigation. Part I will also include a discussion of physicians' attitudes toward peer review. Part II will argue for the merits of some degree of procedural protections even though physicians may find some aspects of legal proceedings incompatible with the scientific nature of peer review. Part III will address the traditional distinction between private and public hospitals in terms of the amount of procedural protection to which a physician is entitled at peer review hearings. Part IV will propose some specific approaches to the hearing that will ensure due process, but place reasonable limits on the respondents' demands, help avoid litigation following the peer review hearings and encourage active participation by medical staff members.

Descriptors :   *PEER GROUPS, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), QUALITY, HOSPITALS, PHYSICIANS.

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE