Coming next month in JACS and online now: Creating individual surgeon performance assessments in a statewide hospital surgical quality improvement collaborative

Christopher M. Quinn, MS; Karl Y. Bilimoria, MD, MS, FACS; Jeanette W. Chung, PhD; Clifford Y. Ko, MD, MS, MSHS, FACS; Mark E. Cohen, PhD; and Jonah J. Stulberg, MD, PhD, MPH, FACS, report in the September issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS) that low surgeon-specific case volumes and minimal variance between surgeons may limit the utility of American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program outcomes measures for individual profiling. Alternative metrics, such as process measures, patient experience, composite measures, or technical skill assessments should be explored for surgeon-level measurement.

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