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The AAAHC certification Standards for orthopaedics support excellence by demonstrating the use of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, ongoing performance improvement strategies, and an organizational infrastructure that emphasizes high-quality health care. The program has a special focus on the continuum of care from pre-assessment to intraoperative and discharge, with Standards that describe characteristics AAAHC believes to be indicative of an organization providing orthopaedic surgical care at a notable level of excellence. AAAHC Standards are written in general terms followed by “elements of compliance,” representing the minimum requirements to demonstrate compliance. These elements can be used to perform a pre-survey self-assessment and gap analysis. When performing the onsite survey, surveyors will look for evidence that each element is present. Organizations are expected to maintain compliance with all AAAHC Standards throughout the three-year certification cycle.