American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities International (AAAASFI)
Learn how to become accredited and maintain accreditation in our International Surgical Program. Patients undergoing surgery in an accredited operating room are assured the same level of care and safety preparedness as those receiving care in a hospital. Centers with nearly any surgical specialty are eligible for accreditation under this program.
Learn how to become accredited and maintain accreditation in our International Outpatient Physical Therapy Program that is designed to assess the quality of therapeutic care in physical therapy and speech pathology. These clinics may additionally offer occupational therapy internationally.
Learn how to become accredited and maintain accreditation in our International Dental Program. AAAASFI is an accreditation program certifying to the medical and dental community and the general public that a facility meets internationally recognized standards. This international program promotes optimal patient safety while meeting the specific needs of the dental community. Accredited clinics meet standards that are written with unique anesthesia delivery and disinfection practices appropriate to the delivery of safe dental care.
The American Association for Accreditation for Ambulatory Surgery Facilities International (AAAASFI) is a global program to survey and accredit facilities that exceed superior standards. Globally, there is a growing need and demand for uniform standards and practices to ensure quality health care and patient safety.
AAAASFI is an accreditation program certifying to the medical and dental community and the general public that a facility meets internationally recognized standards.
AAAASF has earned accreditation by the International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua) External Evaluation Association (IEEA), known as the “accreditor of accreditors.” IEEA accreditation of our standards provides evidence to ministries of health, patients and health providers that the facilities using the AAAASF standards meet international requirements. IEEA’s mission is to inspire, promote and support continuous improvement in the safety and quality of health care worldwide. It features a network that spans 100 countries and five continents.
AAAASF earned accreditation following a self-assessment and external survey. Maintaining accreditation requires continuous quality improvement. AAAASF’s international standards focus largely on the clinical capacity and effectiveness of facilities being assessed. Surgeons and dentists who understand local customs and cultures are the ones who perform international surveys.
Regardless of the language you speak, the size of a facility, your specialty or location, our common denominator is patient safety. AAAASFI requires 100 percent compliance with all of its accreditation standards. If a facility fails to meet any standard, it must correct the deficiency or risk denial or loss of accreditation.
Patients can be confident that accredited facilities are required to meet the same standards for safety all over the world.
A complete list of AAAASF globally accredited facilities that are currently seeing international patients or want to attract international patients is available.
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