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ACS National Surgical Quality Improvement Program

ACS National Surgical Quality Improvement Program® (ACS NSQIP®)


SCR Training and Testing

Quality Improvement through Quality Data

Today’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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Quality and Safety Conference

The ACS Quality and Safety Conference, July 21–24 in New York, NY, will bring together quality professionals from across the spectrum for insights from national experts, sharing of best practices and tools, networking, and more to raise the bar on the quality of surgical care and patient safety.

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Geriatric Guidelines

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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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.

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Geriatric Surgery Task Force

Thomas N. Robinson, MD, FACS explains why the ACS NSQIP/AGS Geriatric Surgery Task Force was formed and its mission for improving surgical outcomes for older adults nationwide.

NSQIP Research News

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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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