Hospital Peer Review (Vol. 41, No. 3) - March 1, 2016

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Release date: March 2016

Valid through: March 2018

Target Audience

This activity is intended for hospital-based quality professionals.


  • High Reliability Organizations Aim High, Strive For Zero
  • HROs Constantly Asking Why
  • STAR, CUSS, Secret Shoppers Promote Reliability
  • Protect Your Peer Review Privilege or Lose Major Protection
  • Creating a Culture of Confidentiality
  • Don’t Overreach: Argue for Broad Interpretation in Court
  • Follow Peer Review Procedures Rigorously To Protect Privilege
  • Hospital Culture Must Be Measured, Not Just Improved
  • CMS Proposal to Improve Quality, Patient Care
  • CMS Releases Guide to Preventing Readmissions Among Diverse Beneficiaries


  • Identify a particular clinical, legal, or educational issue related to quality improvement and performance outcomes.
  • Describe how the clinical, legal, or educational issues related to quality improvement and performance outcomes affect nurses, healthcare workers, hospitals, or the healthcare industry in general.
  • Cite solutions to the problems associated with quality improvement and performance outcomes based on guidelines from relevant authorities and/or independent recommendations from clinicians at individual institutions.

Credit Available


  • 1.25 ANCC Contact Hours


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Credit Designation


This activity has been approved for 1.25 nursing contact hours using a 60-minute contact hour.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP14749, for 1.25 Contact Hours.

Nurses licensed in California should retain this credit letter for four years.

Faculty Listing


Greg Freeman


AHC Media Managing Editor: Jill Drachenberg

Associate Managing Editor: Dana Spector

Financial Disclosure

Author Greg Freeman, Managing Editor Jill Drachenberg, Associate Managing Editor Dana Spector, and Nurse Planner Kay Ball report no consultant, stockholder, speaker’s bureau, research, or other financial relationships with companies having ties to this field of study. Consulting Editor Patrice Spath discloses she is author of by Health Administrative Press, a stockholder of both General Electric and Johnson & Johnson, and principal of Brown-Spath & Associates.

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