Dr. Geoffrey Keyes Serves as Contributing Editor for the Clinics Review Articles

“The Authors discuss the importance of evidence based medicine (EBM) as related particularly to outpatient surgery. They discuss the five core steps in current EBM and take the reader through each of the steps, listing methods the surgeon can follow to achieve thorough and relevant evidence based plan. Challenges of EBM such as reporting bias and evidence grading are discussed along with solutions and tools to meet those challenges. The article concludes with a look at data sharing as a means of enabling surgeons to access outcomes and specific aspects of care for a surgical procedure.”

*“Patient Safety is the mission of the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc (AAAASF). Well-crafted standards are at the foundation of attaining successful Ambulatory Surgical Facility outcomes. Without expert inspection practices and administrative processes supporting these standards, they are powerless to protect patients.”

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