What is the Role of the Tissue Review Committee of Medical Staff?
California and many other states require that the medical staff establish a tissue review committee. (CCR 22 section 71503) But what exactly does the tissue review committee do?
The tissue committee's function is to further medical staff education and self-discipline. The work of the tissue committee is not directly concerned with a particular patient's medical problem, or what should be done about it.
It is, instead, a postsurgical activity relating to the tissue removed. Study and comparison is made of the preoperative diagnosis with both the postoperative diagnosis and the pathologist's report.
Source: Tissue Committee of a Hospital Medical Staff A Report of the Medical Review
And Advisory Board (California Medicine)