Peer Review: An Opportunity for Improving Patient Outcomes and Quality of Care

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Provides information on the basics of peer review, distinguishes several types of peer review, provides guidance on developing and implementing a peer review program, and discusses analyzing peer review data for trends that can be addressed as part of the health center’s or free clinic’s quality improvement activities. The program will discuss the following:
• Connecting peer review to the credentialing and privileging process
• Employing peer review as an educational process and not a disciplinary tool
• Maintaining patient, provider, and document confidentiality
• Communicating feedback to providers
• Informing the governing board of the impact of peer review on quality and patient safety

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