We help promote patient safety in outpatient health care facilities around the world
Knowing that a facility is accredited by AAAASF assures you that extra steps were taken to foster a safe environment for your medical care. Your safety is the primary concern during any medical procedure.
Whether you are having a minor outpatient procedure or a more complex surgery, education is the key. Educate yourself on the procedure, the medical specialists and the facility where the procedure will be performed.
Medical or surgical safety is a product of:
- A qualified physician or medical specialist
- A fully equipped and safe facility
- An appropriate candidate for the procedure
Most operations are considered elective surgery. This means you have time to learn about your operation and to work with your physician in advance. Being actively involved with your physician can improve the outcome of your health care.
Quality health care is a team effort and you play an important role. Asking questions and providing information to your doctor and other care providers can improve the quality of care. Because time is limited during medical appointments, you will feel less rushed if you prepare your questions before your appointment.
For more information on what you can do before, during and after your appointment, review our Patient Fact Sheet.