QUESTION

What triggers a hospital peer review proceeding?

SHORT ANSWER
Common triggers include problems with patient care, physical or mental impairment, and disruptive behavior.
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The primary purpose of peer review is to improve the quality and safety of patient care.  Typically, a medical peer review will be triggered by problems with patient care, physical or mental impairment (including substance abuse), disruptive behavior, or the cumulative result of any of the foregoing events.

If you are a physician subject to peer review, or a facility initiating one, ASG Law can help you develop and implement an appropriate strategy.