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

Trauma Quality Programs

Overview of the ACS COT Trauma Quality Programs

Quality programs from the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS COT) aim to improve care for the injured patient by:

  • Setting standards that define the structures and processes of care
  • Measuring patient outcomes through risk-adjusted benchmarking
  • Promoting best practices
  • Adhering to performance improvement principles

The Trauma Quality Programs include the Verification, Review, and Consultation (VRC) Program; Trauma Quality Improvement Program, National Trauma Data Bank®, Trauma Systems Consultation Program, and Performance Improvement and Patient Safety.

Maintaining Access

The ACS COT has developed a document to advise trauma medical directors and trauma program managers on factors to consider as the public health and healthcare sectors prepare for an anticipated surge of critically ill patients related to COVID-19 infection.

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Call for Data Update

We have received feedback from several TQIP centers regarding their data submission during this Call for Data window. Amid growing concerns regarding staff availability and shifting resources, we have adjusted our data submission deadlines.

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