Peer Review and Quality Committee Essentials Handbook

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Peer Review and Quality Committee Essentials Handbook

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Peer Review & Quality Committee Essentials Handbook


Get the knowledge needed to serve as an effective Peer Review & Quality Committee member and fulfill the role well.

Peer Review & Quality Committee Essentials Handbook compares and contrasts the traditional and contemporary definition of peer review and offers strategies to initiate focused professional practice evaluation based on peer review activities. This handbook can be used as a comprehensive guide for peer review & quality committee members, providing them with the necessary knowledge and skills to perform their role effectively.

Plus, to make staff training easy, this handbook includes a customizable PowerPoint® presentation highlighting key takeaways covered in the handbook.

Benefits of Peer Review & Quality Committee Essentials Handbook:

  • Assess, document, and comply with The Joint Commission’s core competencies
  • Verify the competence of advance practice professionals and allied health professionals
  • Understand the role of physician leaders in focused professional practice evaluation (FPPE), ongoing professional practice evaluation (OPPE), and peer review
  • Overcome challenges presented by low- and no-volume providers and legal issues such as negligent credentialing
  • Avoid costly, time-consuming fair hearings
  • Oversee professional conduct and confront disruptive behavior


What’s inside:

  • Compare and contrast the traditional and contemporary definition of peer review
  • Measure performance by selecting performance targets based on the core competencies
  • Explain eight key steps in conducting effective case review
  • Recognize all levels of performance data with normative data
  • Initiate focused professional practice evaluation based on peer review activities
  • Define discoverability and immunity
  • Derive strategies to streamline peer review and quality meetings


Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Roles and responsibilities of peer review and quality committees
Chapter 2. Selecting physician performance measures and targets
Chapter 3. Effective case review
Chapter 4. Aggregate data collection and evaluation for OPPE
Chapter 5. FPPE for performance concerns
Chapter 6. Ethical and legal issues of discoverability, conflict of interest, and confidentiality
Chapter 7. Effective peer review

Meet the experts who bring you Medical Staff Leadership handbook series

Robert J. Marder, MD
Dr. Marder is an advisory consultant and director of medical staff services with The Greeley Company, a division of HCPro, Inc., in Danvers, MA. He brings more than 25 years of healthcare leadership and management experience to his work with physicians, hospitals, and healthcare organizations across the country. His many roles in senior hospital medical administration and operations management in academic and community hospital settings make him uniquely qualified to assist physicians and hospitals in developing solutions for complex medical staff and hospital performance issues. He consults, authors, and presents on a wide range of healthcare leadership issues, including effective and efficient peer review, physician performance measurement and improvement, hospital quality measurement systems and performance improvement, patient safety/error reduction, and utilization management.


Note: Each order contains 5 handbooks.