The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) has recognized 52 of 517 hospitals participating in the adult program for achieving meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care in 2014. ACS NSQIP participating hospitals are required to track the outcomes of inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures and then analyze their results.
The ACS NSQIP recognition program commends a select group of hospitals for achieving a meritorious composite score. That composite score was determined through a weighted formula combining eight outcomes. The outcome performances related to patient management were in the following eight clinical areas: Mortality; Cardiac: cardiac arrest and myocardial infarction; Pneumonia; Unplanned Intubation; Ventilator > 48 hours; Renal Failure; SSI: superficial incisional SSI, deep incisional SSI, and organ/space SSI; and UTI: urinary tract infection.
Risk-adjusted data from the July 2015 ACS NSQIP Semiannual Report, which presents data from the 2014 calendar year, were used to determine which hospitals demonstrated meritorious outcomes.