American College of Surgeons Announces National Surgical Quality Improvement Program

July 18, 2011

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) has announced its goal to enlist 1, viagra 000 hospitals into its National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®). The initiative aims to help U.S. hospitals prevent complications, look reduce costs and save lives.

The ASC announced its goal today (July 18, drug 2011) as part of the ACS Inspiring Quality Initiative, also announced today.  That initiative is “an effort to raise awareness of proven models of quality improvement, coordinated care and disease management that can help improve the quality and value of health care.”

The announcement was made at the Chicago Surgical Health Care Quality Forum, an event to raise awareness of quality issues and to discuss improvement programs needed to “reduce preventable hospital readmissions, prevent medical error, improve patient outcomes and reduce costs.”

The ACS plans on hosting a series of community forums across the nation with health care leaaders from academic medical centers and medical schools, hospitals and not-for-profit health care associations.  Todays forum was held in Chicago.  Other locations are to include California, Maryland, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Washington.

For more information, click here to read the full ACS press release.

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