Attain higher standards in surgery and more accurate staging in cancer with the ACS
The ACS is known for high quality and high standards across the continuum of surgery. We have manuals, resources, courses, events, and more—anything and everything you need to reach higher in surgical quality. The same applies to staging. We can help you clarify the finer points in staging whether it’s breast cancer, colorectal, lung, and more. See the resources we have for you to elevate your expertise and ultimately improve patient outcomes.
The Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety 2021 ACS QVP Standards detail 12 salient elements of surgical quality. 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.
The Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety manual builds on the College’s long tradition of developing successful quality programs for improving surgical care. The publication is the work of more than 100 contributing authors who are advocates of the health care quality movement and was developed as a trusted resource for surgical leaders seeking to improve patient care in their institutions, departments, and practices.
The revised Optimal Resources for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery will go into effect October 2022, at which time the MBSAQIP will begin verifying compliance with the updated Standards.