Medical Appropriateness: A Systems Approach

  • W. W. Diggs
Conference paper
Part of the Health Systems Research book series (HEALTH)


The governing body of a health facility or operation is expected to hold the medical staff responsible for monitoring and evaluating the medical appropriateness of the services provided and to expect periodic performance reports. The purpose of this paper is to review the systems involved in the monitoring and evaluation of the quality and appropriateness of medical care as an institutional responsibility.


Medical Staff Quality Assurance Program Institutional Responsibility Peer Review System Usage Review 
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© Springer Verlag , Berlin Heidelberg 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. W. Diggs
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  1. 1.College of Community and Allied Health ProfessionsUniversity of Tennessee, Center for the Health SciencesMemphisUSA

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