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Am Surg. 2006 Nov;72(11):1005-9; discussion 1021-30, 1133-48.

American College of Surgeons remains committed to patient safety.

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  • 1American College of Surgeons, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Abstract

Since 1913 the American College of Surgeons has addressed patient safety as a top priority, so they are pleased to contribute this article offering the College's perspective on this critical subject. More specifically, this piece reviews the College's perennial efforts to ensure surgeons and hospitals access to scientifically verifiable standards, availability of effective quality improvement tools, and a better understanding of errors in care. Additionally, they examine the cultural changes required within surgery and provide an overview of the College's recent initiatives in research, accreditation, and education.

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