American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

"We need to focus quality improvement on the programs that measurably improve care, decrease burden, decrease costs, and at the end of the day, improve care for our patients. The ACS NSQIP is proven to do just that." <br />~Clifford Ko, MD, MS, MSHS, FACS, NSQIP DirectorThis section provides a detailed overview of what a hospital can expect when it joins the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®).

Signing Up

  • ACS NSQIP offers several options tailored to member hospitals’ size, type and quality improvement focus.
  • Once a hospital has joined ACS NSQIP and is close to beginning data collection, a hospital must hire a dedicated Surgical Clinical Reviewer (SCR) to collect data and appoint a Surgeon Champion to lead quality efforts. Read more about hospital requirements.

Being Part of ACS NSQIP

Who We Are

Using ACS NSQIP Data

John McNelis, MD, FACS, FCCM, used ACS NSQIP outcomes data to identify an issue with pneumonia complications in his old hospital, and implemented new protocols to achieve a marked decrease in occurrence.