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Patient Safety in the Ambulatory OB/GYN Setting

WEISS, PATRICE M. MD*; SWISHER, ERIC MD

Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology: September 2012 - Volume 55 - Issue 3 - p 613–619
doi: 10.1097/GRF.0b013e31825ca6e6
Office Gynecology

The frequency of surgical procedures in the office setting is increasing, and patient safety in this setting now has an expanded focus. Methods and strategies, including Ambulatory Patient Safety Guidelines, results tracking, communication, and risk management principles, will be reviewed in this chapter.

*Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Carilion Clinic/Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, ACOG Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Committee 2010-2012

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Physicians to Women, Roanoke, Virginia

The authors declare that they have nothing to disclose.

Correspondence: Patrice M. Weiss, MD, Carilion Clinic/Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Roanoke, VA. E-mail: pmweiss@carilionclinic.org

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.