Quality of Care Clinic related issues review of the CPSO IHF guidelines. Michael Gould MD FRCPC.
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Michael Gould MD FRCPC
SummaryIn an effort to improve the quality of endoscopic services in the ambulatory setting, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO), under the direction of the Ministry of Health, created a committee of stakeholders to develop Independent Health Facility (IHF) guidelines for ambulatory endoscopy. The IHF model that the CPSO used for the plastic surgery ambulatory care centres, was used as a template. The guidelines were fairly comprehensive and I will review the important points from the guidelines. I will try and highlight those areas where there is perceived to be the greatest deficiencies in the multiple endoscopy clinics currently in operation
• Adequate waiting areas, change area’s patients observed
Quality trumps business
Once maintain quality good business practices prevail
We don’t want what happened in the cosmetic clinics