Group Judgments of Appropriateness
The Effect of Panel Composition
Published In: Quality Assurance In Health Care, v. 4, no. 2, June 1992, p. 151-159
Posted on RAND.org on December 31, 1991
Examines how appropriateness scores vary by panel composition and concludes that a panel made up of all doers, e.g., all surgeons for carotid endarterectomy, is more likely to favor operative treatment for carotid disease than is a multispecialty panel, such as the model RAND uses. However, consensus judgments of inappropriateness by the two panels were very similar.