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Clinical Adverse Action

Date of Publication

10/29/2013

Definition

Action invoked against a healthcare provider with the result that the authority to practice clinically is adversely affected.  A clinical adverse action is taken in response to a provider’s acts or omissions (e.g., clinical incompetence, professional misconduct, or impairment) that may create a risk to patient safety, quality of healthcare, or the integrity of the MHS.

Source of Definition

DoD Manual 6025.13: Medical Quality Assurance and Clinical Quality Management in the Military Health System (MHS)

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