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  • Joint Commission
    Medical Staff Essentials: Your Go-to Guide
    Edition: 2017
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Content Description

The Joint Commission’s Medical Staff (MS) standards provide a detailed description of the medical staff’s roles and responsibilities. But those standards have always been challenging to understand and apply. Medical Staff Essentials is a clear, concise, accurate reference that breaks down difficult concepts in the MS standards into easy-to-digest pieces. It’s designed to be your go-to guide on the essentials of the MS standards—and related concepts—to help you successfully select and manage your medical staff. Key Topics • Medical staff bylaws, rules and regulations, and policies • Clinical credentialing and privileging • Appointment to the medical staff • Practitioner competence assessment • Professional practice evaluations (FPPE and OPPE) Key Features • Reader-friendly tone and engaging format • Numerous infographics the clarify complex content • Scenarios that show application of key chapter information • Example policies and other documents from real hospitals • Nearly two dozen downloadable, writeable tools (included on a flash drive for print version or linked in the e-book) • Medical Staff and related standards and terms • Reviewed by Joint Commission experts Standards: Medical Staff Setting: Hospitals and critical access hospital Key Audience • Governing body • Organized medical staff • Medical staff • Medical executive committee • Credentialing committee • Hospital administration • Medical staff services • Survey coordination team • Accreditation team • Legal counsel • Performance improvement team • Risk management team Joint Commission Resources, Inc. (JCR), a wholly controlled, not-for-profit affiliate of The Joint Commission, is the official publisher and educator of The Joint Commission. JCR is an expert resource for health care organizations, providing advisory services, educational services and publications to assist in improving quality and safety and to help in meeting the accreditation standards of The Joint Commission. JCR provides advisory services independently from The Joint Commission and in a fully confidential manner.

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About Joint Commission

The mission of The Joint Commission is to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. Its vision is that all people always experience the safest, highest quality, best-value health care across all settings.