It's a Privilege

Greene, Jan
March 2008
Trustee;Mar2008, Vol. 61 Issue 3, p8
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the hospital board's role in physician credentialing and privileging. According to the author, credentials and privileges give doctors the right to provide specific types of medical care within the hospital. This process concerns the doctors' reputations and patient safety, and can be at times argumentative. The author suggests that boards should have their own credentialing committee or a trustee on a medical staff credentialing panel to act as a liaison.


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