SCOPE is a voluntary, comprehensive patient safety review program for medical offices that provide obstetric and/or gynecologic services. SCOPE helps ob-gyns assess the implementation and use of patient safety concepts and techniques and distinguishes those offices with strong patient safety practices. Education and assistance is provided when office processes requiring improvement are identified.
SCOPE focuses solely on processes associated with enhancing the safety environment and reducing risk for patients in the office setting. SCOPE does not evaluate the quality of clinical care provided by an ob-gyn office.
Potential benefits of SCOPE: