Published in Hospital Law Weekly, April 14th, 2005
Focusing on patients hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction, researchers found an overall positive perceived impact of QIOs on the quality of hospital care.
Their findings, published in Health Services Research, suggest that QIOs have overcome, to some degree, the previously adversarial and punitive roles of their predecessors, the peer review organizations. The feedback they received points to the need for contact with doctors and upper-level management. "While hospitals no longer view QIOs as...
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