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Mandatory regular meetings of hospital staff would complement medical audit and revalidation

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 15 April 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1072
  1. A Singer, associate clinical professor of surgery
  1. Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus, 1300 Morris Park Avenue, New York, NY 10461-1602, USA

    EDITOR—The current ideas and discussions in the United Kingdom about the maintenance of high standards, medical audit of outcomes, revalidation, etc, miss a tremendous opportunity to make this a positive educational exercise.

    I spent 10 years in the NHS (1951-61) and have subsequently spent more than 30 years in the American healthcare system. I believe that the mandatory regular meetings of hospital staff in every clinical department in the United States are one of the most powerful approaches …

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