Special or Theme Issue

Quality, Value, and Patient Safety in Orthopedic Surgery.

Ardenne M, Reitnauer PG. Arzneimittel-Forschung. 1975;25:1369-79.

Quality and value have intersecting influence on the safety of health care. Articles in this special issue explore key principles of safe orthopedic care for both adult and pediatric patients. Topics covered include leadership's role in implementing sustainable improvement, postsurgery patient education as a safety tactic, and the impact of surgical volume on safe, high-quality care.