NPSF amublatory Surgery

National Patient Safety Foundation completes first phase of ambulatory surgery in the office setting initiative

Diverse health care groups seek to promote safety for surgical patients in office settings

The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) has released the Phase I Final Report on its Ambulatory Surgery in the Office Setting initiative. Employing the Collaborative Leadership model developed by NPSF and CWA Ltd., the initiative involves 32 key representatives from a diverse group of stakeholders including physicians, nurses, healthcare executives, patient and family representatives, and an accreditation agency.

The primary goal of the stakeholder group is to ensure that patients in office settings receive the same quality of care as patients in a hospital or an ambulatory surgery center setting. On June 3 and 4, 2002, NPSF convened these stakeholders for a workshop to discuss the challenges of patient safety in Ambulatory Surgery in the Office Setting (ASOS) and identified actions to address these challenges. For more information click here.

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