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The Staff Psychiatrist and the Joint Commission Survey
Roger L. Coleman; Leo J. Kirven, Jr.
Psychiatric Services 1990; doi:
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Memorial Hospital, 883 Paddock Avenue, Meriden, Connecticut 06450, Yale University School of Medicine

Forensic and Court Services at Eastern State Hospital in Williamsburg, Virginia

1990 by the American Psychiatric Association

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The psychiatrist on a hospital's medical staff has a major role in maintaining the quality standards established by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and in preparingfor its accreditation survey. The authors review the medical staff's role in quality assurance activities, including development of clinical indicators, monitoring of clinical data, peer review of problems, and planning for improved care. Other areas of hospital operation requiring the attention of the medical staff are the functioning of the medical executive committee, hospital bylaws, and procedures for granting, denying, and amending clinical privileges.

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