Dictionaries are created, reviewed, and refreshed by panels comprised of practitioners for each discipline, specialty, or sub-speciality.
The original 62 privileging dictionaries were developed over three years (2012-15) by more than 300 frontline medical staff and specialty experts from across BC.
The dictionaries are intended to be an ongoing work-in-progress, to be adapted as needed to reflect new practices or technologies.
BC MQI is now managing the first cycle of review and refresh of the dictionaries, which will occur over 2016-19. Dr. Becky Temple is the Medical Lead on the dictionary review and refresh project and works with BC MQI to recruit panelists and solicit feedback on the dictionaries.
Practitioner engagement is integral to the dictionary review work. Review panelists are identified in outreach to relevant organizations, which may include: the health authorities, the Doctors of BC, the Rural Coordination Centre of BC, the College of Physicians and Surgeons, and other specialty or professional associations. The review panelists are, in turn, tasked with taking dictionary drafts back to their collegial networks for discussion and feedback.