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ACS National Surgical Quality Improvement Program

ACS National Surgical Quality Improvement Program

The ACS National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) is a nationally validated, risk-adjusted, outcomes-based program to measure and improve the quality of surgical care. Built by surgeons for surgeons, ACS NSQIP provides participating hospitals with tools, analyses, and reports to make informed decisions about improving quality of care. Further, peer-reviewed studies have shown that ACS NSQIP is effective in improving the quality of surgical care while also reducing complications and costs.

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

ACS NSQIP Participant Portal

ACS NSQIP Registry

SCR Training and Testing

Research News

The ACS NSQIP Surgical Risk Calculator—based on highly detailed NSQIP data—is effective in providing a general purpose estimate of complication risk across a wide variety of operations, according to new study findings released online on the Journal of the American College of Surgeons website ahead of print publication.

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Geriatric Guidelines

Perioperative Guidelines for Geriatric Patients Released

Joint best practice recommendations from ACS NSQIP and American Geriatrics Society address the unique level of care required for older adults facing surgery.

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