RADPEER peer review: relevance, use, concerns, challenges, and direction forward

J Am Coll Radiol. 2014 Sep;11(9):899-904. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2014.02.004. Epub 2014 May 16.


RADPEER is a product developed by the ACR that aims to assist radiologists with quality assessment and improvement through peer review. The program opened in 2002, was initially offered to physician groups in 2003, developed an electronic version in 2005 (eRADPEER), revised the scoring system in 2009, and first surveyed the RADPEER membership in 2010. In 2012, a survey was sent to 16,000 ACR member radiologists, both users and nonusers of RADPEER, with the goal of understanding how to make RADPEER more relevant to its members. A total of 31 questions were used, some of which were repeated from the 2010 survey. The ACR's RADPEER committee has published 3 papers on the program since its inception. In this report, the authors summarize the survey results and suggest future opportunities for making RADPEER more useful to its membership.

Keywords: OPPE; PQI; RADPEER; peer review; quality and safety.

MeSH terms

  • Clinical Competence
  • Diagnostic Errors / statistics & numerical data
  • Humans
  • Peer Review, Health Care*
  • Quality Assurance, Health Care / organization & administration*
  • Radiology / standards*
  • Societies, Medical
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • United States