The in-depth review process is a development tool aiding medical staff member's in their practice and performance.
The in-depth review process in PHSA is based on the Physician Achievement Review (PAR) program which began in Alberta and has since been adopted by British Columbia.
The results of the in-depth review are presented to the Department Head / Program Medical Director / Professional Practice Leader (PPL) or the Senior Medical Administrator who reviews the report and then discusses the results with the medical staff member. Where necessary, the reviewer will assist the medical staff member to develop an implementation plan for either a correction of deficiencies or an ongoing performance enhancement. It is then the medical staff member's responsibility to respond in writing to the completed review within the time frame designated by the Department Head/Program Medical Director/PPL or Senior Medical Administrator.
Documentation of the in-depth review process with includes:
1. The in-depth review report and any corrections of errors of fact
2. The medical staff member's response
4. The implementation plan
5. Reports on the implementation of recommendations
The documentation becomes part of the medical staff member's confidential personal file. The Medical Advisory committee (MAC) and subsequently the Board of Directors will be informed of the results of the in-depth reviews of medical staff members.
For more information about the in-depth review process, please refer to the PHSA Medical Staff Rules.