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ACS NSQIP Conference Participants Inspired to Take QI to the Next Level


More than 900 surgeons and other health care professionals participated in this year’s American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) National Conference in July.

Clifford Y. Ko, MD, MSHA, FACS, Director of the ACS Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, discussed ACS products and services to be released to ACS NSQIP participating institutions: clinical support fact sheets, a preoperative risk calculator, a surgeon tool kit, and a new guideline for surgery in the elderly.

At a breakfast roundtable, David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS, ACS Executive Director, asked surgeons to help foster a culture of quality improvement and sought their assistance in expanding ACS NSQIP’s proven ability to improve surgical outcomes and patient care.

To view the ACS NSQIP website, click here.

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