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In response to the question, "What are we getting for our money?", utilization review, performed not only by providers and third-party payers but also by HCFA's Professional Review Organizations, became the hottest ticket in town--turning up problems of early hospital discharge of patients, underutilization of resources, denial of access, and other indications revealing the fact that quality was not, as mistakenly assumed, a given.
In retrospect, the untimely demise of professional standards review organization (PSROs) and their replacement by professional review organizations (PROs) is an example of such a missed opportunity.
Practicing medicine is tough enough in this new world of intense accountability, public scrutiny, professional review organizations that seem to be looking to find fault with physicians, malpractice, and forecasts of lower income.

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