UNC Hospital Case Study

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When discussing the responsibilities of medical staff (of clinical surgeons) at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Hospitals, the legal factors regarding standard of care/quality of care to patients(and in this case, patients undergoing appendectomy surgeries),are important for medical staff in obtaining clinical privileges or keeping clinical privileges at UNC hospitals. If a specific medical staff with clinical privileges is unable to maintain quality of care for their patients at national and or hospital standards, then procedural steps are taken to that can either lead to corrective actions reducing or revoking clinical privileges, as well as non-corrective action, such as reassigning duties of medical clinical staff and imposing supervision requirements on the medical staff member that do not restrict…show more content…
This is done through corrective actions, based on a committee, board of directors and or medical review board’s study taken on medical staff’s performance to the quality of care they provide. The second scenario involves a non-corrective action (that does not take away of limit the scope of privilege for medical staff member. The actions is issued within a by a specific department and is acted upon by the chair-person of the department. The Chair, the medical staff of that department and an ad-hock committees can impose supervision on a specific medical staff based in peer-review studies, ensure all medical staff is maintain high quality of care standards based on regulation agencies such as the CDC and OSHA. In the case of this appendectomy surgeon, that was imposed supervision on his/her future appendectomy surgeries, in light of studies that he/she had higher than usual patient infectious rates post-surgery, in contrast to the rest of the medical staff conducting similar clinical

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