Peer review process.
Article Type: Brief article
Subject: Trade and professional associations (Services)
Surgeons (Practice)
Surgeons (Evaluation)
Peer review
Pub Date: 11/01/2008
Publication: Name: South African Journal of Surgery Publisher: South African Medical Association Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2008 South African Medical Association ISSN: 0038-2361
Issue: Date: Nov, 2008 Source Volume: 46 Source Issue: 4
Topic: Event Code: 360 Services information; 200 Management dynamics
Product: Product Code: 8620000 Professional Membership Assns NAICS Code: 81392 Professional Organizations SIC Code: 8621 Professional organizations
Geographic: Geographic Scope: South Africa Geographic Code: 6SOUT South Africa
Accession Number: 204550633
Full Text: ASSA is offering a peer review process, and has set out guidelines to be followed.

ASSA's involvement is aimed primarily at creating a corrective and enabling environment to avoid possible further actions. If the surgeon is receptive to the peer review, corrective actions will be instituted and the matter will be regarded as successfully concluded. If the surgeon is antagonistic, reactive and recalcitrant to the peer review, a report will be formulated without his/her input and submitted to the complainant and the ASSA chairperson.

No further action will usually be initiated by ASSA and it will be left to the complainant to determine if the matter will be pursued further.

To initiate a peer review a letter of request should be submitted to the ASSA secretariat.
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