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

by Lucian L. Leape, Rolla Edward Park, James P. Kahan, Robert H. Brook

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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.

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