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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

Accessing the ACS NSQIP Participant Portal and Registry

The ACS NSQIP Participant Portal and the ACS NSQIP Registry are separate websites and serve different purposes. Separate login credentials are required to access the two websites.

  • The Participant Portal is for hospital staff to manage hospital information, manage contact information, manage registry access and select the hospital’s sampling.
  • The NSQIP Registry is the platform in which hospitals enter their clinical data and access the various data reports provided by NSQIP.

ACS NSQIP Participant Portal

ACS NSQIP Registry

SCR Training and Testing

ACS NSQIP PUF

The Participant Use Data File (PUF) is a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)-compliant data file containing cases submitted to the ACS National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) Data Registry.

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