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The Medical Staff in the Hospital

JAMA. 1954;154(14):1233-1234. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.02940480085032.
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Few aspects of hospital operation are quite as vital from the standpoint of the hospital administration as those associated with the work and organization of its medical staff. This volume, originally written in 1939 and now revised, represents an effort to perpetuate an important text dealing with the administrative aspects of the professional care of the patient in the hospital. Its object is to serve as a guide to those responsible for the organization and functioning of the medical staff.

The initial chapter deals with the governing body and medical staff of the hospital and their respective obligations. Subsequent chapters concern the physician in the hospital, selection and appointment of the medical staff, organization and bylaws of the medical staff, meetings, the medical staff and medical records, professional accounting and the medical audit, and the resident medical staff. Arguments pro and con are presented for such problems as "closed" and

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