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The objective impact of clinical peer review on hospital quality and safety.

Edwards MT. The objective impact of clinical peer review on hospital quality and safety. Am J Med Qual. 2011;26(2):110-9. doi:10.1177/1062860610380732.

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February 16, 2011
Edwards MT. Am J Med Qual. 2011;26(2):110-9.

This study examined peer review programs from nearly 300 acute care hospitals and discovered that they uncover notable variations in objective performance measures. The authors advocate for a shift from traditional quality assurance methods to a nonpunitive process infused with quality improvement principles.