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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 Closed


Thank you to all of the ACS NSQIP hospitals that submitted an abstract for consideration for the 2015 National Conference. The call for abstracts is now closed. Final decisions on abstract acceptance will be made in spring of 2015. We will notify the primary authors of abstracts accepted with further guidelines for presentation and poster preparation around that time.

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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