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Trauma Quality Improvement Program

The American College of Surgeons Trauma Quality Improvement Program (ACS TQIP®) works to elevate the quality of care for trauma patients in your trauma center. In fact, we’re already doing that in more than 750 participating trauma centers across the United States. TQIP accomplishes its work by collecting data from your trauma center, providing feedback about your center’s performance, and identifying institutional characteristics that your trauma center staff can implement to improve patient outcomes. The program uses risk-adjusted benchmarking to provide your hospital with accurate national comparisons. TQIP also provides education and training to help your trauma center staff improve the quality of your data and accurately interpret your benchmark reports. You can network and share information about best practices with other trauma professionals at the TQIP annual meeting, through the TQIP Google group, and in regular web conferences.

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The ACS Quality and Safety Conference brings together nurses, surgeons, administrators, and trainees from ACS Quality Programs to discuss the latest in quality initiatives, improve processes around data collection and utilization, and share best practices in the field of surgery.

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Collaborative Toolkit

Leaders from our mature ACS TQIP Collaboratives have compiled their “lessons learned” into a comprehensive toolkit to help new TQIP Collaboratives get started. This document serves as a resource to assist leaders in addressing potential challenges and as a road map for Collaborative development. 

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Dr. Leonard Weireter, Jr., recounts his facility’s participation in the Trauma Quality Improvement Program and how comparable trauma benchmarking has helped them focus their improvement efforts.

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