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The name for the quality control and accountability committee that is required by American Hospital Association rules in all approved hospitals where surgical procedures are conducted. The preoperative and postoperative diagnoses and the number of nondiseased organs and tissues surgically removed as a proportion of all surgical procedures are indicators of the diagnostic acumen of individual surgeons. Similar committees exist for the same purpose in other upper-income nations with quality assurance rules and well-organized hospital services.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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