Delineation of Pediatric Privileges in Hospitals
The initial statement and format suggested by the Hospital Care Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics in 1973 has been used successfully in its present form or in modified form throughout the United States. It combines a list approach with a level of competence approach. We believe that its general format is still appropriate but constitutes only one of several alternatives available. The appendix provides an example of a current modification of the 1973 format. Most important is that the principles, as described in this article, are followed in order to protect the patient, hospital, and physician through the process of delineation of hospital privileges.
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