The following organizations provide a wealth of information on various patient safety issues. The majority of the information is free and we encourage you to explore each site to find the resources you are seeking. 

These sites are not endorsed by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. For informational purposes only.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

http://www.ahrq.gov/

Patient Safety Network

http://psnet.ahrq.gov/

Postoperative Surgical Complications

http://psnet.ahrq.gov/content.aspx?taxonomyID=441

American College of Surgeons (ACS)

http://www.facs.org/patientsafety/

Joint Commission International Center for Patient Safety

http://www.jcipatientsafety.org/

Joint Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)

http://www.jointcommission.org/

MedlinePlus

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/patientsafety.html

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National Patient Safety Foundation

http://www.npsf.org/

Publications

http://www.npsf.org/html/publications.html

The Leapfrog Group

http://www.leapfroggroup.org/

 

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