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External Peer Review as a Risk Management Tool

There are a number of risks associated with poor peer review. The number one risk is the development of a punitive culture where reviewers feel that they are not being asked to assess a fellow practitioner, but rather to punish him or her. Poor peer review can also lead to poor quality, the loss of reputation or competitive positioning, high malpractice costs, and expensive litigation. Government audits can also result and payments may be withheld in situations in which care did not meet the appropriate standards. Read More


When is External Peer Review the Right Choice for Hospitals?

The term "peer review" makes people think about picking up a chart, opening it, looking at the documentation, asking questions, and assessing it. However, peer review is much more. It is a truly professional review by a peer or body of peers that monitors both physician competence and professional conduct in order to promote the highest quality medical care and patient safety. A good peer review system includes both internal and external peer review to achieve these goals. Read More


External Peer Review Helps Hospitals Increase Transparency and Accountability

Peer review processes at hospitals and ASCs face numerous challenges in today's regulatory environment. Conflicts-of-interest resulting from social and professional relationships among medical staff can result in bias and increased liability. Read More