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Oak Brook, IL: Joint Commission Resources; 2009. ISBN: 9781599403670.
This guide offers tools and strategies to ensure that care in the ambulatory setting is safely provided, evidence-based, and aligned with Joint Commission requirements.
Rollins G. Hosp Health Netw. 2007;81(12):53-4, 56, 1.
This article discusses a National Quality Forum initiative endorsing quality measures that can be publicly reported to elucidate the safety of ambulatory surgical care.
Ellis K. Surgicenteronline.com [serial online]. May 1, 2006.
This article discusses the application of several Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) National Patient Safety Goals in ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) and interviews one practitioner about implementing patient safety interventions in his ASC.
Perspectives on Safety > Perspective
with commentary by Rainu Kaushal, MD MPH; Sekhar Upadhyayula, MD; David M. Gaba, MD; Lucian L. Leape, MD, Outpatient Safety, May 2006
Over the last decade, surgical operations and interventional procedures have been performed increasingly in offices with the administration of office-based anesthesia (OBA).(1) Economic considerations and convenience have driven this increase. Schultz...
Journal Article > Commentary
Horton JB, Reece EM, Broughton G II, Janis JE, Thornton JF, Rohrich RJ. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2006;117:61e-80e.
The authors discuss improving patient safety in the office-based setting through office administration, creating a system of quality assessment, and special considerations for liposuction procedures.
Special or Theme Issue
Azar FM, ed. Orthop Clin North Am. 2018;49:A1-A8,389-552.
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.
Journal Article > Review
Gaulton TG, Shapiro FE, Urman RD. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2013;26:692-697.
Highlighting the lack of standard oversight for office-based anesthesia, this review recommends accreditation as a method to augment safety in this setting.
PA-PSRS Patient Saf Advis. September 2011;8:85-93.
Analyzing reports of medication errors in ambulatory surgery centers, this article discusses common error types and provides suggestions to prevent such events and prioritize improvement efforts.
Journal Article > Study
Schaefer MK, Jhung M, Dahl M, et al. JAMA. 2010;303:2273-2279.
Journal Article > Study
Makary MA, Epstein J, Pronovost PJ, Millman EA, Hartmann EC, Freischlag JA. Surgery. 2007;141:450-455.
This study examined more than 21,000 surgical specimens and estimated a surgical specimen identification error rate of 4.3 per 1000 specimens. Error rates were higher for specimens associated with a biopsy procedure and the outpatient setting. The authors point out that specimen mislabeling represents one type of communication error and that certain strategies may prevent these events. The Joint Commission has addressed specimen labeling in their National Patient Safety Goals; the ability of hospital systems to prevent these errors may serve as a marker of quality and safety.
Cases & Commentaries
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James A. Yates, MD; March 2006
A man undergoes plastic surgery at an outpatient center and winds up with a complication requiring prolonged stay in the ICU.