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Critique of an earlier study of the Sacramento Medical Care Foundation's Certified Hospital Admission Program (CHAP).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  781407     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The Certified Hospital Admission Program (CHAP), which was originated by the Medical Care Foundation of Sacramento, California, is regarded as a prototype of admission certification programs and the concurrent monitoring of inpatient care. These peer review functions have now been made key elements of provider utilization review requirements and of Professional Standards Review Organizations' program operations for Medicare and Medicaid. The present article questions, on methodological and interpretive grounds, earlier published findings and conclusions about CHAP's effectiveness. Significant deficiencies in evaluating its impact may mean that the success of CHAP has not yet been demonstrated and, hence, that an adequate basis for formulating certain national peer review policies may not exist.
R B Sayetta
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medical care     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0025-7079     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Care     Publication Date:  1976 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-10-02     Completed Date:  1976-10-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0230027     Medline TA:  Med Care     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  80-90     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Hospitals / utilization
Length of Stay
Professional Review Organizations*
Utilization Review

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