AAOS Hosts Orthopaedic Patient Safety Summit

Surgical safety key in improving outcomes, raising quality

Mary Ann Porucznik

The 2012 AAOS Orthopaedic Patient Safety Summit, held Aug. 5–6, 2012, in Rosemont, Ill., brought together 19 orthopaedic organizations, as well as representatives from nursing, government, and facility (hospitals, surgical centers) groups, to address the issue of surgical safety. Summit Chair William J. Robb III, MD, who also chairs the AAOS Patient Safety Committee, noted, “Without safety, there is no quality or value; safety is the kernel around which all else is built.”

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