Quality, Safety, and Value Initiatives at AAOS

James Sanders MD summarizes the current AAOS initiatives in Quality, Safety, and Value

The AAOS has formed a Council on Resarch and Quality.  This council has several subcommittees including the Patient Safety Committe and the Evidence Based Quality and Value Committee.  These committees are developing Clinical Performance Guidelines, Appropriate Use Criterion, Performance Measures, Patient Safety Checklists, and other tools to help improve safety and quality in the perfromance of orthopaedic surgery.

This article by Dr. James Sanders in JPO summarizes these endeavors