National Surgical Quality Improvement Program

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The American College of Surgeon’s (ACS)  National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) program allows participating facilities to collect preoperative risk factors, perioperative information, and report 30-day outcomes of their surgical patients. Participating facilities use a random sampling method to select surgical cases and collect a number of variables for each case that can vary depending on the procedure performed. Data for each case is entered into a secure, web-based data platform and facilities receive risk-adjusted summaries of their performance with benchmarking against hospitals nationwide. These risk-adjusted summaries allow facilities to focus quality improvement efforts on key areas to reduce postoperative complications, thereby reducing readmissions, reoperations, and associated costs.

Registry Partners surgical services team works with clients to define solutions based on needs, deadlines, and existing staff. Your project team will complete all registry operations to include: 

  • Abstracting data
  • Performing operative log review and case selection
  • Assisting with the registry data upload process
  • Completing 30-day follow up activities
  • Assisting with ACS NSQIP Inter-Rater Reliability (IRR) data audits

Processes that Ensure Quality

  • All Registry Partners clinical data abstractors are certified Surgical Clinical Reviewers (SCR) with ACS. These abstractors consider themselves a part of the hospital team and are dedicated to their success.
  • The project team will work closely with the site team including the site surgeon champion as well as the ACS NSQIP clinical support team to ensure a complete implementation for a quality-driven surgical quality improvement program with high data-reliability. 
  • Ongoing performance feedback and communication allows for successful implementation of surgical quality improvement 

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