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ACS QVP Standards Manual

Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety 2021 ACS QVP StandardsThe ACS Quality Verification Program™ (QVP) is pleased to present our program standards manual, the Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety 2021 ACS QVP Standards. These standards detail 12 salient elements of surgical quality, which have been adapted from the Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety—known as the "Red Book"—into standards that form the foundation of the ACS QVP. These standards span all surgical specialties to provide a blueprint for hospitals and hospital systems to build a successful surgical quality program by establishing, measuring, and continuously improving their hospital's infrastructure.

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During the Unveiling the ACS Quality Verification Program (ACS QVP) session at the 2021 ACS Quality and Safety Conference, Fabrizio Michelassi, MD, FACS, talks about the verification process and how your hospital can establish a robust quality structure across all the surgical specialties.