The pediatric cardiac care consortium: A physician-managed clinical review program

J. H. Moller, C. Borbas

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Abstract

A voluntary physician-initiated and physician-managed clinical review program for pediatric cardiology uses clinical practice data and expected outcome to influence physicians to change their clinical behavior. The program offers a model for clinical review in situations where disease incidence is relatively low and physician performance is difficult to assess and evaluate. The program's major accomplishment is a collective pooling of data across cardiac centers that allows for statistical analysis and comparison not routinely possible at a single center because of sample size; a forum for comparison of different practice styles; and feedback to participants of actual, in contrast to anecdotal, results. The principles, structure, and format of the program can be applied to other specialty areas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)310-316
Number of pages7
JournalQuality Review Bulletin
Volume16
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990

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