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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 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.


Call for Abstracts Now Open


The deadline for the 8th Annual Call for Abstracts has been extended until Sunday, February 1, 2015 at Midnight CST.

Individuals at fully participating sites are encouraged to submit an abstract for podium and poster presentation at the 2015 ACS NSQIP National Conference held July 25-28 at the Chicago Hilton. Abstracts should focus on research surrounding quality improvement initiatives and the development, implementation, or validation of best practices. Clinical Research should utilize ACS NSQIP data; however, we are also interested in operational best practices relating to utilization of the program, workflows, data and reporting, etc.

We will hold several abstract competitions and awards will be presented for the following categories:

  • 5th Annual Medical Student and Surgical Resident Abstract Competition
  • Surgical Clinical Reviewer Abstract Competition
  • Clinical Abstract Competition
  • Abstract Poster Competition

If you have an idea start reaching out to your fellow ACS NSQIP members today! Get your team together and start planning your projects now! For more information and to submit an abstract click here:

Inquiries may be directed to Email: or Phone: 312-202-5261.


Reducing SSI Rates by Introducing the CLEAN program at a British Columbia Collaborative Hospital- Vancouver Costal Health- Vancouver General Hospital


Vancouver General Hospital joined ACS NSQIP in 2011. Since then Vancouver General Hospital reviewed their ACS NSQIP data and set a goal to reduce the cardiac SSI rate from 6% to 2% by Jan 30, 2014. To do so, the hospital reviewed available literature including the ACS NSQIP Best Practices Case Studies and Guidelines and instituted a program called CLEAN,…

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Prevention of Post Op Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CA UTI) in Gynecology Surgery from the British Columbia Collaborative Hospital – Royal Inland Hospital (RIH)


Royal Inland Hospital joined ACS NSQIP in April of 2011 to improve surgical outcomes for its patients. Royal Inland Hospital implemented an initiative to reduce catheter associated UTI (CAUTI) project in May of 2012. Since the start of this work they have seen their UTI rates drop from 8% to fewer than 2%. They have also had 11 of 13…

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