QSVI: Quality, Safety and Value Initiative


The mission of the POSNA Quality, Safety, and Value Initiative is:
  1. To lead POSNA members to value-based clinical care.
  2. To partner with hospital-based and AAOS efforts to provide safe, high quality outcomes for our patients.
  3. To communicate our initiatives and results cooperatively with payor, credentialing, and compliance organizations in efforts to improve pediatric orthopaedic care in North America.


POSNA QSVI will enhance value-based healthcare delivery in pediatric orthopaedics by leading research and equipping members with tools for their practices with the singular focus of producing higher quality, safer care at a better value for our patients and families.
  • To develop clinical tools that members can use to improve quality and safety at their institutions
  • To conduct multicenter research trials focused on determining complication rates, the efficacy of safety interventions, and other QSVI questions
  • To educate members on best practices and new developments in the realms of quality, safety, and value.

Quality Tools

The QSVI Committee has created toolkits and guidelines for your use
POSNA has complied a list of Pediatric Orthopaedic related quality tools on the Internet including Learn more about each of these on our section on Evidence Based Orthopaedics.

Resources for Specialty Societies

Coming soon!

QSVI Recommended Reading List

The QSVI committee recommends the reading list below as a primer on best ideas and practices to improve quality of care, increasing patient safety and delivering value-based care.  Additional recommended content can be found in the QSVI Library

Patient Safety

Measurement of Patient Safety and Healthcare Quality

 Improving Healthcare Quality and Safety

Healthcare Quality and Value

* Data estimated from POSNA QSVI researchers and not subject to peer review