ACS manual helps surgeons lead QI, patient safety efforts
The American College of Surgeons has released a new manual, Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety, to guide surgeons in leading surgical quality improvement and patient safety efforts in their institutions, departments, and practices. The manual delineates key concepts in quality, safety, and reliability and explores the essential elements that all hospitals should have in place to provide patient-centered care. Topics covered in the manual include the domains and phases of surgical care, the Surgical Quality Officer, and peer and case review.
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