The ultimate responsibility for delineating clinical privileges in the hospital setting rests with the institution's governing board and is discharged through the organized medical staff. Privilege delineation is an institutional function aimed at matching the clinical privileges accorded to each member of the medical staff with his/her documented clinical training and demonstrated ability to perform, thereby ensuring patient safety and promoting the quality of patient care.
The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery supports the granting of surgical privileges that indicate:
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