October 10, 2012
Dr. «FirstNam» «Lastname»
«City» «Province» «Postal»
Dear Doctor «Lastname»:
RE: Practice Enhancement Program – 2011 Assessment
The Practice Enhancement Program (PEP) was developed as part of all
Saskatchewan physicians’ commitment to continuous improvement of their
practices. This program is designed to provide the physicians of Saskatchewan
with a snapshot of the health of their practices. The purpose of the program is
educational. The selection of physicians for participation in the program is by
random selection. You are one of the physicians randomly selected for assessment
in 2011. Participation in the program is mandatory. This selection is not the result
of any complaint or concern about your practice.
For physicians who practice in group practices, we have agreed to offer the opportunity
for an assessment to one or two other physicians within your group practice at the
same time as your assessment. This offer comes in response to inquiries made by
practices assessed in the recent past. If there are one or two other physicians in your
practice who would be interested in assessment at the same time as yours, please
inform the PEP office promptly.
The Practice Enhancement Program was created as a joint initiative of the
Saskatchewan Medical Association and the College of Physicians and Surgeons
of Saskatchewan. In January 1997, Sask Health joined in the sponsorship of
the program. The program operates under the Medical Profession Act so that
information gained in a practice assessment is protected against disclosure.
Information about individual doctors is maintained in confidence within the Program
and is not disclosed to the three sponsoring organizations.
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