AO Shared Values

AO Shared Values 

The following values and principles are intended to guarantee continuous improvement of patient care, and to maintain a fair balance between management and control within the AOF, its network, and its partners:

Integrity

AOF employees and officers as well as surgeons and health care providers making use of the AO brand shall make their professional decisions in accordance with AO principles and not for reasons of personal gain or preference.

Objectivity

Decisions made by AOF employees and officers, as well as surgeons and health care providers making use of the AO brand, shall be objective and without negative external or internal influences while avoiding or declaring conflicts of interest.

Confidentiality

Proprietary information and medical confidentiality—including personal health information—shall be strictly respected by AOF employees, officers as well as surgeons and health care providers making use of the AO brand, unless legal grounds for disclosure exist.

Responsibility

AOF employees and officers as well as surgeons and health care providers making use of the AO brand are committed to creating an atmosphere of trust, mutual understanding, and reliability amongst themselves and their partners. The AOF aims to develop and to maintain qualified internal and external resources for research and development, clinical investigation, education, and knowledge management (publishing, surgery reference, portal development, etc.) while meeting the highest standards of performance and responsibility in these activities. Furthermore, the AOF employees and officers as well as surgeons and health care providers making use of the AO brand are responsible for the ethical use of human and animal subjects involved in approved research activities.

Performance

The AOF performs efficiently as a professional, competency-based organization, fulfilling a leadership role.

Collaboration

The AOF commits to promoting the philosophy and spirit of collaboration and cooperation in all its interactions. The AOF supports the exchange and coordination of education and research and encourages interdisciplinary and innovative cooperation projects.

Innovation

The AOF encourages innovations contributing to the best patient care worldwide. The AOF also fosters curiosity and cultivates eagerness to learn. The AOF experiments with novelty and implements new ideas, where appropriate to its vision and mission.

Continuous improvement

The AOF is committed to measuring its principles and achievements against appropriate benchmarks. It promotes best practice in all its fields of endeavor, clinical and non-clinical; this includes transparent reporting.

Commitment to society

AOF activities take into account societal and environmental concerns, animal welfare, and civic behavior. The AOF upholds human rights in its actions. The AOF endeavors to work in partnership with all its stakeholders, while regularly seeking and taking their views into account.

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