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medical staff

Hospital 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.

Typical officers
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.
 
Medspeak-UK
The body of doctors and other health professionals who practice in a particular institution.
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medical staff

Staff Hospital practice The organized body of licensed physicians and other health care providers, who are permitted by law and by a hospital–through admitting privileges–to provide medical care, within that hospital or health care facility. See Admitting privileges, House staff, Staff courtesy, Staff privilegesSummary suspension.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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