Quality & Safety Manual

The College continues its tradition of leadership through its newest publication, Quality and Safety in Women's Health Care, Second Edition. This manual is intended to serve as a primer for obstetricians and gynecologists starting or managing quality improvement programs within their hospital departments or ambulatory practices. Primary focus is on quality and safety in the inpatient setting, team training, quality and safety in the office setting, and data analysis tools, but also includes:

  • Updated example clinical privileging levels
  • Data analysis and measurement tools
  • The 2009 Report of the Presidential Task Force on Patient Safety in the Office Setting (located in the Appendices)
  • World Health Organization's Surgical Safety Checklist.

To access an electronic publication of this manual, please visit here (members only). If you are interested in ordering a paper copy of the manual, please visit our bookstore here.

A companion slide set, complete with speakers' notes, is also available for members. This slide set may be used for educational purposes, such as grand rounds. It may be accessed as a read-only file.


Pamela Scarrow
Director, Patient Safety and Quality Improvement