Almost daily, judicial decisions are handed down, affecting the practice of medicine. As a consequence the rights and responsibilities of physicians are in a state of flux. We must remain vigilant and view these changes critically but objectively, realizing that there will be a constant need for evaluation of these changing legal concepts, especially as they relate to staff privileges, for such privileges are in no small way associated with such highly volatile subjects as procedural fairness, restraint of trade, religious freedom, and racial discrimination.
Bernard D. Herring, Hospital Privileges, 14 Clev.-Marshall L. Rev. 472 (1965)