Provide training to new peer review committee members
Peer review committee chairpersons or members often do not receive any kind of structured training to do their job. Typically, new members may have the support staff briefly go over the required tasks. Peer review committee meetings are prolonged, and reviewers struggle to perform, evaluate, and present cases fairly and efficiently. To avoid this, best practice is for new members to have a peer review manual with policies, background information, and examples of how to conduct reviews. New members should also have a meeting with the committee chair to learn how the committee operates. If the committee as a whole has never received training, have a special training session with a sample case that everyone reviews and rates prior to the meeting to create better interrater reliability.