The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program ACS-NSQIP is an internationally recognized, data-driven, outcomes-based, surgical quality improvement program designed to identify a surgical program's strengths, weaknesses, and gaps in practices. Data generated from risk-adjusted and real-time online reports leads to the development of goals, quality improvement activities, and reduced health care costs. The program is flexible and can customize the collected variables to meet the needs of participating sites. High-performing hospitals share their experiences and strategies with other participating hospitals. Innovative strategies involve multiple disciplines and front-line hospital staff in solving issues. NSQIP is the best methodology for measuring and reporting surgical quality and outcomes. Its results are the robust and comprehensive reflection of 30-day surgical outcomes, standardized data definition, and real-time reports that monitor implemented strategies. There is also exceptional support from ACS to participating sites.

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