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American College of Surgeons Announces Goal to Enlist 1,000 Hospitals to its National Surgical Quality Improvement Program
Date:7/18/2011

ds) to measure the quality of our surgical care and are looking forward to working with the data because it's risk-adjusted and makes an impact on identifying outcomes," said Marleta Reynolds, MD, FACS, surgeon-in-chief, Children's Memorial Hospital. "Our hospital will be able to use the data to provide improved quality care to children."

"Quality is the cornerstone mission," said Nathaniel Soper, MD, FACS, surgeon-in-chief, Northwestern Memorial Hospital. "We were an early adopter of ACS NSQIP and we knew that to improve outcomes a culture change was necessary. We've now seen a 30 percent reduction in claims related to surgical care and the number of malpractice claims has decreased by 80 percent."

About the American College of Surgeons

The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational organization of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to raise the standards of surgical practice and to improve the care of the surgical patient. The College is dedicated to the ethical and competent practice of surgery. Its achievements have significantly influenced the course of scientific surgery in America and have established it as an important advocate for all surgical patients. The College has more than 77,000 members and is the largest organization of surgeons in the world. For more information, visit www.facs.org.

(1) Hall, BL et al. "Does Surgical Quality Improve in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program." Ann Surg. 2009 Sep; 250(3):363-76.


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