The joint commission practice performance evaluation: a primer for radiologists.J Am Coll Radiol. 2010 Jun; 7(6):425-30.JA
As health care quality continues to move into the limelight, so do physicians. The new Joint Commission requirements (Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluation and Focused Professional Practice Evaluation) mandate continuous data-based evaluation and monitoring of physician practice performance. This task could be seen as cumbersome, but it may provide opportunities to develop quality improvement programs that demonstrate the value provided by hospital-based radiologists.