Use of generic screening criteria for clinical interventions that link prescribing to credentialing.Hosp Pharm. 1991 Nov; 26(11):968-72, 1015.HP
Current JCAHO standards require hospitals to link the use of drugs to prescriber credentialling. The pharmacy service at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Iowa City, Iowa, has developed a prescriber-specific program that documents clinical interventions and links that information to physician credentialling through the Pharmacist Intervention Report and associated quality assurance (QA) program. A severity index level was also developed to rate the significance of the interventions. The Pharmacist Intervention Report is used by all medical departments in their respective QA programs.