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Hospital Compare December 2013 Results

Welcome to ACS NSQIP

Today’s healthcare environment demands more than ever of surgeons and the hospitals they work in. Payors, including Medicare, increasingly refuse to pay for treating complications deemed preventable, such as surgical site infections. A growing movement aims to tie reimbursements to outcomes – and publicly report the results. At the same time, hospitals face staffing shortages and financial pressures, trying to do more with less.

Discover what hundreds of hospitals across America already know. A surgical quality improvement program so effective that EACH YEAR a hospital uses it, on average, it has the opportunity to:

  • Prevent 250-500 complications
  • Save 12-36 lives
  • Reduce costs by millions of dollars

Discover the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®). ACS NSQIP is

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the leading nationally validated, risk-adjusted, outcomes-based program to measure and improve the quality of surgical care in the private sector. ACS NSQIP has the tools, training, customization options and, most importantly, data, to keep your hospital ahead of the curve.

Pennsylvania NSQIP Consortium Collaborates with Pennsylvania Safety Authority to Reduce Surgical Site Infection Rate

The Pennsylvania National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (PA-NSQIP) and the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority (PSA) joined forces in December 2010 to collaborate on a project to reduce surgical site infections (SSIs) among PA-NSQIP member hospitals. PA-NSQIP is a collaborative of ten Pennsylvania hospitals formed in 2008 with a vision to share data and help improve patient care and clinical processes to advance improved patient outcomes. The partnership’s first project was to reduce instances of SSI in bariatric and colorectal surgical cases because SSIs are the second-most common hospital-associated (as per the CDC) infections.

To learn more about the Pennsylvania NSQIP Consortium’s SSI Reduction Efforts, click here: Read more.

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS NOW CLOSED

Thank you to all of the ACS NSQIP hospitals that submitted an abstract for consideration for the 2014 National Conference. The call for abstracts is now closed. Final decisions on abstract acceptance will be made in early spring. We will notify the primary authors of abstracts accepted with further guidelines for presentation and poster preparation around that time.

To learn more about the Annual Conference click here: www.acsnsqipconference.org.

Inquiries may be directed to Email: nsqipconference@facs.org or Phone: 312-202-5261.