Accreditation, credentialing, scope of practice and outcome evaluation

Brendon J. Coventry, Clifford Hughes, Richenda Webb

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Every patient naturally desires to have confidence in his/her doctor. However, the process of training, accreditation, practice standards, and maintenance of those standards is complex. Despite the difficulties in defining and maintaining medical, surgical, and healthcare facility standards, the standards are upheld and maintained admirably in the vast majority of cases. The very few unfortunate lapses in standards of practice testify to this, but these also generate much anxiety, embarrassment, and loss of confidence for many. This chapter addresses these aspects and outlines ways that standards might be upheld or even advanced to reduce complications, risks, and consequences of medical and surgical practice. For associated aspects or information, refer to other relevant chapters and volumes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGeneral surgery risk reduction
EditorsBrendon J. Coventry
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781447153917
ISBN (Print)9781447153900
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameSurgery: complications risks and consequences


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