[Medical safety and the Japan Surgical Society].

Nippon Geka Gakkai zasshi

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Kokudo N. [Medical safety and the Japan Surgical Society]. Nihon Geka Gakkai Zasshi. 2013;114(2):105-6.
Medical safety has been one of the most important issues addressed by the Japan Surgical Society (JSS), and the topic has been discussed at every annual meeting of the JSS since 2004. In 2008, the Medical Safety Committee was established under the JSS. The JSS is one of the principal founding members of the Japan Council for Quality Health Care (JCQHR) and has placed many members on evaluation committees for a majority of malpractice cases. In cooperation with the Japanese Society of Internal Medicine and JCQHR, the JSS is trying to lead the Japanese medical community to create an official third-party organization for medical safety.