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American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program® (ACS NSQIP®)


SCR Training and TestingToday’s health care environment demands more than ever of surgeons and the hospitals they work in. Payors, including Medicare, increasingly refuse to pay for treating complications deemed preventable, such as surgical site infections. A growing movement aims to tie reimbursements to outcomes—and publicly report the results. At the same time, hospitals face staffing shortages and financial pressures, trying to do more with less. Discover what hundreds of hospitals across America already know. A surgical quality improvement program so effective that each year a hospital uses it, on average, it has the opportunity to:

  • Prevent 250–500 complications
  • Save 12–36 lives
  • Reduce costs by millions of dollars

Discover the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program® (ACS NSQIP®). ACS NSQIP is the leading nationally validated, risk-adjusted, outcomes-based program to measure and improve the quality of surgical care in the private sector. ACS NSQIP has the tools, training, customization options and, most importantly, data, to keep your hospital ahead of the curve.

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2015 Keynote Address

Marcus Engel

At the 2015 ACS NSQIP National Conference, Marcus Engel delivered a keynote address titled, "The Other End of the Stethoscope," that provided insight and strategies for excellent patient care and honored the dedication and the sacred calling of a profession in health care.

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Making Quality Stick

Colorectal surgical patients who participated in an Integrated Recovery Pathway program had shorter hospital stays, reduced infection rates, improved patient satisfaction, and lower hospital costs, according to a new study to be published in the Journal of American College of Surgeons. Learn how The Johns Hopkins Hospital has created a culture of patient-centered care as a foundation to improve surgical care and implemented an innovative multicomponent quality improvement program to improve colorectal outcomes.

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Using the Right Data

Dr. Opelka discusses how clinical data makes a difference in driving better, more affordable health care.

Risk Calculator

Risk Calculator

Today, ACS NSQIP data powers a preoperative risk calculator tool that allows clinicians to input an individual patient’s risk factors, such as age, sex and BMI, into a statistical model that calculates the likelihood of various outcomes.