Sunday, August 10, 2003

Medical staff issues.

Modern Healthcare's Daily Dose reported last week on a decision that holds that "[t]he medical staff of 222-bed Community Memorial Hospital of San Buenaventura, Ventura, Calif., is a legal entity and may sue the hospital's board over a new code of conduct and control of a $250,000 bank account. . . . The physicians contend the code of conduct and a new conflict-of-interest policy threaten the medical staff's independence and ability to police quality. . . . Hospital attorney Lowell Brown of the Los Angeles office of Foley & Lardner said, 'The question remains: Who gets to run the hospital -- the medical staff or the board?'"
posted by tommayo, 1:22 PM

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