Medical Staff Essentials: Your Go-To Guide

Medical Staff Essentials: Your Go-To Guide
1st Ed.
2017 © Joint Commission Resources
Joint Commission Resources
ISBN-13: 978-1-59940-998-6
Hospital Administration


The Joint Commission’s Medical Staff (MS) standards provide a detailed description of the medical staff’s roles and responsibilities. But those standards have always been challenging to understand and apply. Medical Staff Essentials is a clear, concise, accurate reference that breaks down difficult concepts in the MS standards into easy-to-digest pieces. It’s designed to be your go-to guide on the essentials of the MS standards—and related concepts—to help you successfully select and manage your medical staff

Key Topics:

  • • Medical staff bylaws, rules and regulations, and policies
  • • Clinical credentialing and privileging
  • • Appointment to the medical staff
  • • Practitioner competence assessment
  • • Professional practice evaluations (FPPE and OPPE)

Key Features:

  • • Reader-friendly tone and engaging format
  • • Numerous infographics the clarify complex content
  • • Scenarios that show application of key chapter information
  • • Example policies and other documents from real hospitals
  • • Nearly two dozen downloadable, writeable tools
  • • Medical Staff and related standards and terms
  • • Reviewed by Joint Commission experts

Standards: Medical Staff

Setting: Hospitals and critical access hospital

Key Audience:

  • • Governing body
  • • Organized medical staff
  • • Medical staff
  • • Medical executive committee
  • • Credentialing committee
  • • Hospital administration
  • • Medical staff services
  • • Survey coordination team
  • • Accreditation team
  • • Legal counsel
  • • Performance improvement team
  • • Risk management team

Doody's Reviews

Score: 89/100
3/5 Stars
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Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"The book's graphics and various examples from other organizations are interesting and help readers grasp the requirements of The Joint Commission medical staff standards. I would recommend this as an added reference in accreditation departments and for medical executive committees."

-- Debra DellaRatta, MSN, CPHQ (James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital) Doody's Review


The book exceeds the needs of the intended audience -- staff involved in medical staff standards compliance: governing bodies, organized medical staff, medical staff, accreditation/survey teams, risk management/legal counsel, performance improvement teams, and medical executive and credentialing committees. The content development manager is a subject matter expert and the reviewers are employed by The Joint Commission and Joint Commission Resources.

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