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physicians and dentists who are approved and given privileges to provide health care to patients in a hospital or other health care facility. Medical staff personnel may work full time or part time and may be employed by the facility or granted admitting privileges to practice.
medical staff, courtesy
physicians and dentists who meet certain qualifications of the medical staff of a hospital but who admit patients only occasionally or act as consultants. They are ineligible to participate in medical staff activities.
medical staff, honorary
physicians and dentists, usually retired, who are recognized by the hospital medical staff for their noteworthy contributions but who may not admit patients to the hospital or participate in medical staff activities.
medical staffHospital practice (US)
The organised body of licensed physicians and other healthcare providers who are permitted by law and by a hospital (through admitting privileges) to provide medical care within that hospital or facility.
President (chief of staff), vice-president, secretary, treasurer, immediate past president.
The MS may be “closed” (i.e., allows a defined number of specialists to practise, recruiting new members only when vacancies exist) or “open” (continually accepts new members). The medical staff is charged with accounting for the quality and appropriateness of patient care rendered by all practitioners authorised to practise in a particular institution. The MS recommends to the chief of staff appointments, re-appointments and clinical privileges.
The body of doctors and other health professionals who practice in a particular institution.