It is sometimes difficult to tell how much work a committee is doing until it summarizes its accomplishments. In many hospitals, the functions of the credentials committee go far beyond the review of new appointees to the medical staff. They include reappointments, review of new requests for...

When interviewing new applicants, it is often useful to use a structured interview form. This form should be modified to reflect the issues that are important to your hospital.

This allows the people conducting the interview to do the folloiwng, as well as so much more:

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A powerful tool for managing physician performance is the physician performance pyramid that was developed by the late Howard Kirz, MD, at the Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound. Kirz for many years participated in teaching the “Managing Physician Performance in Organizations” course at the...

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