ACS NSQIP honors 60 hospitals for meritorious outcomes in surgical care

The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) recognized 60 of 603 hospitals participating in the adult program for meritorious outcomes in surgical patient care in 2015. Participating hospitals track the outcomes of in- and outpatient surgical procedures and analyze the results. The hospitals were notified of this recognition through a poster announcement at the ACS Clinical Congress 2016. A list of the 60 hospitals is available on the ACS website.

The hospitals achieved this distinction based on their composite quality score, which is determined through a weighted formula combining outcome performances related to patient management in the following eight clinical areas:

  • Mortality
  • Cardiac: Cardiac arrest and myocardial infarction
  • Pneumonia
  • Unplanned intubation
  • Ventilator less than 48 hours
  • Renal failure
  • Surgical site infection (SSI): superficial incisional SSI, deep incisional SSI, and organ/space SSI
  • Urinary tract infection

Risk-adjusted data from the July 2016 ACS NSQIP Semiannual Report, which presents data from the 2015 calendar year, were used to determine the hospitals with meritorious outcomes.

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