At MRN, we customize our physician peer reviews – according to the needs of the individual or organization that requests the review.
In general, however,, our Focused Professional Practice Evaluations (FPPEs) are objective evaluations of a physician’s clinical performance, which could include:
- retrieval and examination of medical records
- interviews with medical staff
- analysis and conclusions of a clinically active, board-certified physician who is in the same specialty as the physician under review
- recommendations for specific actions to take in regards to the physician being reviewed
- recommendations for specific actions to take in regards to improving hospital protocols and procedures
Regardless of what triggered the physician peer review – whether it was a single incident, a random evaluation, or a complex set of circumstances – we’re discrete as we conduct our investigation. And in our FPPE reports, we present clear findings and conclusions.
If we’re conducting an FPPE peer review because of a specific medical case or incident, we’ll typically look at the four cornerstones of patient care.
Peer Review: Diagnostic Workup
Peer review of the diagnostic workup can include whether the initial level of care was appropriate, whether medical information was recorded in a timely manner, and whether the use of X-ray, lab, and diagnostic services was appropriate.
Peer Review: Patient Management
Peer review of patient management can include whether the use of drugs and ancillary services (such as physical therapy) was appropriate, whether vital signs were monitored and recorded properly, whether the patient’s length of stay was appropriate, and whether complications were anticipated and addressed.
Peer Review: Patient Discharge
Peer review of patient discharge can include whether the patient was discharged to an appropriate level of care, whether the patient received proper care instructions, and whether the discharge summary was timely and complete.
Peer Review: Relationships With Patients And Medical Staff
Peer review of how the physician related to the patient and other medical staff can include whether the patient was satisfied with the doctor, whether any interactions were inappropriate, and whether the use of consultants was appropriate.
For more information about what’s included in our external physician peer reviews, or to schedule a free consultation about our peer review services, please call (888) 899-1406, or e-mail email@example.com.