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Delaware Handbook: Quality Improvement and Peer Review

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN QUALITY IMPROVEMENT AND PEER REVIEW? The distinction between peer review (PR) and quality improvement (QI) is blurry at best. Historically, peer review has been the traditional process of physicians sitting down to examine and discuss the performance of a fellow practitioner, usually in response to an adverse outcome. Quality improvement is a more modern term springing from other industries and adopted by hospitals and other healthcare institutions. Instead...
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