South Texas Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, P.A.
http://orthodoc.aaos.org/STOSM
South Texas Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
495 10th Street
Suite 104
Floresville, TX 78114 USA
Phone: 830-393-0235
Fax: 830-393-0413
Copyright 2007 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Additional Resources on Patient-Centered Care

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AAOS Patient Safety Web SiteAAOS Patient Safety Web Site (http://www.aaos.org/research/committee/ptsafety/ptsafety.asp)

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) (http://www.ahrq.gov/)
The AHRQ is part of the US Dept of Health & Human Services.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: 20 tips to help prevent medical errorsAgency for Healthcare Research and Quality: 20 tips to help prevent medical errors (http://www.ahrq.gov/consumer/20tips.htm)

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: 20 tips to help prevent medical errors in childrenAgency for Healthcare Research and Quality: 20 tips to help prevent medical errors in children (http://www.ahrq.gov/consumer/20tipkid.htm)

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: Expanding Patient-Centered Care to Empower Patients and Assist ProvidersAgency for Healthcare Research and Quality: Expanding Patient-Centered Care to Empower Patients and Assist Providers (http://www.ahrq.gov/qual/ptcareria.htm)

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: Your Medicine: Play It SafeAgency for Healthcare Research and Quality: Your Medicine: Play It Safe (http://www.ahrq.gov/consumer/safemeds/safemeds.htm)

Ambulatory Surgical Centers ChecklistAmbulatory Surgical Centers Checklist (http://www2.aaos.org/aaos/archives/bulletin/jun06/fline10.asp)

Amednews.comAmednews.com (http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2001/08/06/prsc0806.htm)
American Medical News; occasional articles on patient safety

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American Academy of NeurologyAmerican Academy of Neurology (http://www.aan.com/go/practice/patientsafety)
Primarily directed to physicians, the Patient Safety Workgroup was established by the American Academy of Neurology in response to the Institute of Medicine report.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) (http://www.aaos.org/)
The AAOS Patient SafetyThe AAOS Patient Safety (http://www.aaos.org/research/committee/ptsafety/ptsafety.asp) Web site has links to various articles, press releases and position statements on patient safety related to orthopaedics. Both consumer and clinical information is included.

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) (http://www.aap.org/)
Principles of Patient Safety in PediatricsPrinciples of Patient Safety in Pediatrics (http://aappolicy.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/pediatrics%3b107/6/1473) (RE060027) (Policy Statement June 2001); primarily for physicians.

American College of Physicians (ACP)/American Society of Internal Medicine (ASIM)American College of Physicians (ACP)/American Society of Internal Medicine (ASIM) (http://www.acponline.org/ptsafety/?idx)
Patient safety tips, continuing medical education, etc., directed primarily to physicians.

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ACS views on legislative, regulatory and other issues, including patient safety, directed primarily to physicians.

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NPSF Clearinghouse link to bibliography of patient safety literature - extensive listing of references for medical error reduction research.

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The ASDS has become increasingly concerned about the proliferation of non-physicians practicing medicine and its impact on patient safety. Site has physician and patient information.

American Society of Health-System PharmacistsAmerican Society of Health-System Pharmacists (http://www.safemedication.com/)

Anesthesiologists Patient Safety Fondation (APSF)Anesthesiologists Patient Safety Fondation (APSF) (http://www.apsf.org/)
Primarily clinical information directed to health care professionals on the nature, causes and prevention of anesthetic injuries.

Australian Patient Safety Foundation (APSF)Australian Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) (http://www.apsf.net.au/)
The Australian Patient Safety Foundation Inc. (APSF) is a non-profit independent organization dedicated to the advancement of patient safety.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid ServicesCenters for Medicare and Medicaid Services (http://www.cms.hhs.gov/default.asp?)

Eliminating Wrong Site SurgeryEliminating Wrong Site Surgery (http://www3.aaos.org/member/safety/ewsurgery.cfm)

Emergency Care Research Institute (ECRI)Emergency Care Research Institute (ECRI) (http://www.ecri.org/Patients/References/Pages/default.aspx)
Patient reference guides on clinical trials and bone marrow transplants.

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is a televised series for health care personnel, carried on satellite broadcast networks satellite broadcast networkssatellite broadcast networks (http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/psn/viewbroadcasts.cfm) aimed at hospitals and other medical facilities across the country. Each edition features information on new medical devices on FDA safety notifications and product recalls, and on ways to protect patients when using medical devices.

Food and Drug Administration Center for Devices and Radiological HealthFood and Drug Administration Center for Devices and Radiological Health (http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/CentersOffices/OfficeofMedicalProductsandTobacco/CDRH/default.htm)

HC Pro's Accreditinfo.comHC Pro's Accreditinfo.com (http://www.hcpro.com/index.cfm?)
Designed for health care professionals; includes a Patient Safety Monitor Archive.

Institute for Family-Centered CareInstitute for Family-Centered Care (http://www.familycenteredcare.org/)

Institute for Healthcare Improvement: Patient-Centered Care: GeneralInstitute for Healthcare Improvement: Patient-Centered Care: General (http://www.ihi.org/IHI/Topics/PatientCenteredCare/PatientCenteredCareGeneral)

Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP)Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) (http://www.ismp.org/)
The ISMP is a nonprofit organization that works closely with healthcare practitioners and institutions, regulatory agencies, professional organizations and the pharmaceutical industry to provide education about adverse drug events and their prevention.

International Patient Safety CenterInternational Patient Safety Center (http://www.jcipatientsafety.org/)

JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association)JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) (http://www.jama.ama-assn.org/)
Professional medical journal that carries occasional stories on patient safety studies and research.

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) (http://www.jcaho.org/)
Facts about Patient Safety requirements for healthcare organizations to become accredited.

The Leapfrog GroupThe Leapfrog Group (http://www.leapfroggroup.org/)

Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical ErrorsMassachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors (http://www.macoalition.org/)

Minnesota Alliance for Patient SafetyMinnesota Alliance for Patient Safety (http://www.mnpatientsafety.org/)
Tools and resources for healthcare organizations to improve patient safety.

National Academy of Sciences - Institute of Medicine (IOM)National Academy of Sciences - Institute of Medicine (IOM) (http://www.iom.edu/CMS/3809/4629.aspx)
Primarily for healthcare professionals, the IOM's Development of Patient Safety Data Standards Project is designed to help collect, code and classify patient safety information.

National Center for Patient Safety (NCPS)National Center for Patient Safety (NCPS) (http://www.patientsafety.gov/)
Veterans' Administration site designed to help reduce and prevent adverse medical events while enhancing the care given our patients.

National Health Council: Integrated Patient-Centered Care InitiativeNational Health Council: Integrated Patient-Centered Care Initiative (http://www.nationalhealthcouncil.org/initiatives/ipcc.htm)

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Patient safety site focusing on events in the United Kingdom.

National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF)National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) (http://www.npsf.org/)
Primarily for healthcare professionals; dedicated to measurably improving patient safety in the delivery of health care.

National Quality Forum (NQF)National Quality Forum (NQF) (http://www.qualityforum.org/)
Primarily for healthcare professionals, this not-for-profit membership organization hopes to develop and implement a national strategy for health care quality measurement and reporting.

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Sign-up page for a variety of e-mail lists, including safety alerts.

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Partnership for Patient SafetyPartnership for Patient Safety (http://www.p4ps.org/)

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Patient Safety InstitutePatient Safety Institute (http://www.ptsafety.org/)
PSI is a non-profit, collaborative and voluntary initiative to provide strictly confidential real-time access to critical clinical information at the point of care; designed primarily for healthcare providers.

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Premier Safety InstitutePremier Safety Institute (http://www.premierinc.com/safety/)
A group of hospitals and healthcare institutions providing information on safety topics for healthcare workers and consumers.

Public Policy OfficePublic Policy Office (http://www.apa.org/ppo/issues/smederrors.html)
American Psychological Association public policy page on medical errors and patient safety.

Quality Interagency coordination (QuIC) Task ForceQuality Interagency coordination (QuIC) Task Force (http://www.quic.gov/)

Related Information and Activities Evidence-Based Practice CommitteeRelated Information and Activities Evidence-Based Practice Committee (http://www.aaos.org/research/committee/Evidence/ebpc.asp)

Safe Medication Practices (in PDF format)Safe Medication Practices (in PDF format) (http://www3.aaos.org/member/safety/safemed.pdf)

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The National Academies: Patient-Centered CareThe National Academies: Patient-Centered Care (http://www4.nationalacademies.org/onpi/webextra.nsf/0/131939411ffb760985256a80006f7e4c?OpenDocument)

To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health Care SystemTo Err is Human: Building a Safer Health Care System (http://www.nap.edu/books/0309068371/html)

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Press release on improving patient safety and preventing medical errors.

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General principles for patient safety reporting systems.

Last reviewed: July 2007
AAOS does not endorse any treatments, procedures, products, or physicians referenced herein. This information is provided as an educational service and is not intended to serve as medical advice. Anyone seeking specific orthopaedic advice or assistance should consult his or her orthopaedic surgeon, or locate one in your area through the AAOS "Find an Orthopaedist" program on this website.
Copyright 2007 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Related Links
AAOS Patient Safety Web Site (http://www.aaos.org/research/committee/ptsafety/ptsafety.asp)
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) (http://www.ahrq.gov/)
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: 20 tips to help prevent medical errors (http://www.ahrq.gov/consumer/20tips.htm)
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: 20 tips to help prevent medical errors in children (http://www.ahrq.gov/consumer/20tipkid.htm)
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: Expanding Patient-Centered Care to Empower Patients and Assist Providers (http://www.ahrq.gov/qual/ptcareria.htm)
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: Your Medicine: Play It Safe (http://www.ahrq.gov/consumer/safemeds/safemeds.htm)
Ambulatory Surgical Centers Checklist (http://www2.aaos.org/aaos/archives/bulletin/jun06/fline10.asp)
Amednews.com (http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2001/08/06/prsc0806.htm)
American Academy of Neurology (http://www.aan.com/go/practice/patientsafety)
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) (http://www.aaos.org/)
The AAOS Patient Safety (http://www.aaos.org/research/committee/ptsafety/ptsafety.asp)
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) (http://www.aap.org/)
Principles of Patient Safety in Pediatrics (http://aappolicy.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/pediatrics%3b107/6/1473)
American College of Physicians (ACP)/American Society of Internal Medicine (ASIM) (http://www.acponline.org/ptsafety/?idx)
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (http://www.safemedication.com/)
Anesthesiologists Patient Safety Fondation (APSF) (http://www.apsf.org/)
Australian Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) (http://www.apsf.net.au/)
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (http://www.cms.hhs.gov/default.asp?)
Eliminating Wrong Site Surgery (http://www3.aaos.org/member/safety/ewsurgery.cfm)
Emergency Care Research Institute (ECRI) (http://www.ecri.org/Patients/References/Pages/default.aspx)
satellite broadcast networks (http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/psn/viewbroadcasts.cfm)
Food and Drug Administration Center for Devices and Radiological Health (http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/CentersOffices/OfficeofMedicalProductsandTobacco/CDRH/default.htm)
HC Pro's Accreditinfo.com (http://www.hcpro.com/index.cfm?)
Institute for Family-Centered Care (http://www.familycenteredcare.org/)
Institute for Healthcare Improvement: Patient-Centered Care: General (http://www.ihi.org/IHI/Topics/PatientCenteredCare/PatientCenteredCareGeneral)
Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) (http://www.ismp.org/)
International Patient Safety Center (http://www.jcipatientsafety.org/)
JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) (http://www.jama.ama-assn.org/)
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) (http://www.jcaho.org/)
The Leapfrog Group (http://www.leapfroggroup.org/)
Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors (http://www.macoalition.org/)
Minnesota Alliance for Patient Safety (http://www.mnpatientsafety.org/)
National Academy of Sciences - Institute of Medicine (IOM) (http://www.iom.edu/CMS/3809/4629.aspx)
National Center for Patient Safety (NCPS) (http://www.patientsafety.gov/)
National Health Council: Integrated Patient-Centered Care Initiative (http://www.nationalhealthcouncil.org/initiatives/ipcc.htm)
National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) (http://www.npsf.org/)
National Quality Forum (NQF) (http://www.qualityforum.org/)
Partnership for Patient Safety (http://www.p4ps.org/)
Patient Safety Institute (http://www.ptsafety.org/)
Premier Safety Institute (http://www.premierinc.com/safety/)
Public Policy Office (http://www.apa.org/ppo/issues/smederrors.html)
Quality Interagency coordination (QuIC) Task Force (http://www.quic.gov/)
Related Information and Activities Evidence-Based Practice Committee (http://www.aaos.org/research/committee/Evidence/ebpc.asp)
Safe Medication Practices (in PDF format) (http://www3.aaos.org/member/safety/safemed.pdf)
The National Academies: Patient-Centered Care (http://www4.nationalacademies.org/onpi/webextra.nsf/0/131939411ffb760985256a80006f7e4c?OpenDocument)
To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health Care System (http://www.nap.edu/books/0309068371/html)
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