Hospital Medical Staff, Economic Credentialing and Network Participation

Cost-effectiveness is an integral element in the delivery of quality medical care nevertheless, the American Academy of Family Physicians opposes measures of cost per case or related utilization measures as the sole basis for terminating or excluding membership in healthcare organizations, such as hospitals or third-party insurance carrier networks. Family physicians are encouraged to collaborate with resource utilization efforts of healthcare organizations. (1992) (April 2014 BOD)