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Project on Facility Guidelines for the Safe Performance of Primary Care and Gynecology Procedures in Offices and Clinics

Recognizing that procedures are a critical part of primary care and gynecological practice, and that performance of procedures in offices and clinics has the potential to significantly improve patient care, access, affordability and experience, representatives of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, National Partnership for Women & Families, American College of Physicians, American Academy of Family Physicians, American College of Nurse-Midwives, Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health, and the Society of Family Planning, undertook the Project on Facility Guidelines for the Safe Performance of Primary Care and Gynecology Procedures in Offices and Clinics (Project) to support evidence-informed policy and practice in this area. The Project brought together experts and stakeholders to review available evidence and clinical practices and to produce an evidence-informed statement of facility guidelines and practices for primary care and gynecology procedures in offices and clinics. The goal of the Project is to articulate evidence-informed guidelines that will further healthcare quality, safety, affordability and patient experience without imposing unjustified burdens on patients’ access to care or on clinicians’ ability to provide care within their scope of practice.