A Part of the Institute for Patient Safety In Office-Based Surgery (ISOBS).

Join us as research collaborators in improving the current state of peri-operative practices in the office-based and other ambulatory procedural and surgical settings.

Innovations in interventional medicine and surgery have partly facilitated the exponential growth of office-based procedures around the country. We hope to engage physicians, patients, institutions and funding agencies to encourage scholarship focused on improving outcomes, quality of care, and patient satisfaction through an iterative process. By providing evidence-based data, IPSO delivers strategies aimed at reducing complications and improving the value of care being delivered.

Below are A sample OF PATIENT SAFETY publications by members of our team

The Need for Accreditation of Office-Based Interventional Vascular Centers.
Lin PH, Chandra FA, Shapiro FE, Osman BM, Urman RD, Ahn SS.
Ann Vasc Surg. 2017 Jan;38:332-338. doi: 10.1016/j.avsg.2016.06.010. Review.
PMID: 27554695

A Comparison between office and other ambulatory practices: Analysis from the National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry.
Jani SR, Shapiro FE, Gabriel RA, Kordylewski H, Dutton RP, Urman RD.
J Healthc Risk Manag. 2016 Apr;35(4):38-47. doi: 10.1002/jhrm.21223.
PMID: 27088775

Avoidance of serious medical errors in refractive surgery using a custom preoperative checklist.
Robert MC, Choi CJ, Shapiro FE, Urman RD, Melki S.
J Cataract Refract Surg. 2015 Oct;41(10):2171-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrs.2015.10.060.
PMID: 26703293

Survey Analysis of an Ambulatory Surgical Checklist for Patient Use.
Fernando RJ, Shapiro FE, Urman RD.
AORN J. 2015 Sep;102(3):290.e1-10. doi: 10.1016/j.aorn.2015.07.013.
PMID: 26323231

Concepts for the Development of a Customizable Checklist for Use by Patients.
Fernando RJ, Shapiro FE, Rosenberg NM, Bader AM, Urman RD.
J Patient Saf. 2015 Jun 10. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 26067751

Analysis of patient injury based on anesthesiology closed claims data from a major malpractice insurer.
Ranum D, Ma H, Shapiro FE, Chang B, Urman RD.
J Healthc Risk Manag. 2014;34(2):31-42. doi: 10.1002/jhrm.21156.
PMID: 25319466

Office-based anesthesia: safety and outcomes.
Shapiro FE, Punwani N, Rosenberg NM, Valedon A, Twersky R, Urman RD.
Anesth Analg. 2014 Aug;119(2):276-85. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000000313. Review.
PMID: 25046785

Initial results from the National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry and overview of office-based anesthesia.
Shapiro FE, Jani SR, Liu X, Dutton RP, Urman RD.
Anesthesiol Clin. 2014 Jun;32(2):431-44. doi: 10.1016/j.anclin.2014.02.018. Review.
PMID: 24882129

Barriers to the implementation of checklists in the office-based procedural setting.
Shapiro FE, Fernando RJ, Urman RD.
J Healthc Risk Manag. 2014;33(4):35-43. doi: 10.1002/jhrm.21141.
PMID: 24756828

The use of in-situ simulation to improve safety in the plastic surgery office: a feasibility study.
Shapiro FE, Pawlowski JB, Rosenberg NM, Liu X, Feinstein DM, Urman RD.
Eplasty. 2014 Jan 9;14:e2.
PMID: 24501616

Quality management in outpatient surgical care.
Shapiro FE, Everett LL, Urman RD.
Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2014 Winter;52(1):97-108. doi: 10.1097/AIA.0000000000000006. Review. No abstract available.
PMID: 24370723

Office-based surgery: embracing patient safety strategies.
Shapiro FE, Punwani N, Urman RD.
J Med Pract Manage. 2013 Sep-Oct;29(2):72-5. Review.
PMID: 24228364

Administrative issues to ensure safe anesthesia care in the office-based setting.
Gaulton TG, Shapiro FE, Urman RD.
Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2013 Dec;26(6):692-7. doi: 10.1097/ACO.0000000000000005.
PMID: 24113266

The evolution of checklists and implications for anesthesiology.
Shapiro FE, Grammer RL, Punwani N, Urman RD.
Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2013 Fall;51(4):53-64. doi: 10.1097/AIA.0b013e3182a70a64. No abstract available.
PMID: 24088888

Putting the patient into patient safety checklists.
Shapiro FE, Punwani N, Urman RD.
AORN J. 2013 Oct;98(4):413-8. doi: 10.1016/j.aorn.2013.08.003. No abstract available.
PMID: 24075336

Checklist implementation for office-based surgery: a team effort.
Shapiro FE, Punwani N, Urman RD.
AORN J. 2013 Sep;98(3):305-9. doi: 10.1016/j.aorn.2013.06.009. No abstract available.
PMID: 23978181

Safety considerations for office-based obstetric and gynecologic procedures.
Urman RD, Punwani N, Bombaugh M, Shapiro FE.
Rev Obstet Gynecol. 2013;6(1):e8-e14.
PMID: 23687556

Effect of an office-based surgical safety system on patient outcomes.
Rosenberg NM, Urman RD, Gallagher S, Stenglein J, Liu X, Shapiro FE.
Eplasty. 2012;12:e59.
PMID: 23308306

Office-based surgical and medical procedures: educational gaps.
Urman RD, Punwani N, Shapiro FE.
Ochsner J. 2012 Winter;12(4):383-8.
PMID: 23267269

Patient safety and office-based anesthesia.
Urman RD, Punwani N, Shapiro FE.
Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2012 Dec;25(6):648-53. doi: 10.1097/ACO.0b013e3283593094. Review.
PMID: 23026805