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Peer review 101: Practitioner-facing FAQs

While hospital quality departments have historically overseen the peer review process, today’s medical staff services teams are increasingly taking up the reins. Typically, this realignment reflects an effort to keep the medical staff—who is ultimately responsible for peer review performance and decision-making—in the loop throughout the process. Given this shifting dynamic, more and more MSPs are fielding questions from practitioners who are intimidated or confused by the ongoing peer review process that evaluates their competence. Offering a user-friendly resource for navigating peer review can alleviate practitioners’ anxiety, improve their trust in—and compliance with—the process, and reinforce their commitment to high-quality care. The following FAQs, which you can adapt and provide to your practitioners, address many questions that new affiliates and long-standing medical staff members alike may raise during peer review.

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