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

Case Studies and Highlights from Past Conferences

Through the Best Practices Case Studies, hospitals participating in ACS NSQIP, CSV/ACS NSQIP Pediatric, GSV, MBSAQIP, COT, and Cancer Programs are provided with an opportunity to share their expertise in implementing surgical quality improvement initiatives within their facilities. The overall goal is to showcase how participating hospitals have utilized programmatic data to improve their performance and outcomes. It is hoped that the Best Practices Case Studies publication will allow program participants to learn from the experience of others and develop similar quality improvement projects within their own organizations.

Each year, the Best Practices Case Studies are selected from hundreds abstracts submitted for the ACS Quality and Safety Conference (or Annual ACS NSQIP Conference). All abstracts were reviewed and vetted by a panel of program experts, and the authors of the studies chosen were asked to further develop their case study and share their accomplishments.

We have also compiled video highlights from presentations given at previous ACS Quality and Safety Conferences.