ACS NSQIP® Registry
The complaint is that too many patients suffer from complications that might have been prevented. According to the American College of Surgeons (ACS), each year that a hospital participates in the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP®) has the potential of reducing the number of complications by 250 to 500, which could result in 12 to 36 lives saved. ACS also claims that if every U.S. hospital used NSQIP, more than 100,000 lives would be saved annually, resulting in more than $25 billion in reduced healthcare cost – in just one year.
Benefits for patients include fewer complications, better outcomes, shorter hospital stays and greater satisfaction. The benefit to surgeons include robust reporting for surgical care, better guidance, better data and more targeted decision-making. For hospitals, the benefit is sustained reduction in postoperative mortality and reduction in complication rates, reduction in disparities of care, lower costs of care, enhanced community reputation through improved patient outcomes, and an enhanced ability to lead on issues, such as greater transparency, public reporting and pay-for-performance programs.
Not only are many surgery-related complications preventable, ACS presses the core issue that with improved patient outcomes, 82% of ACS NSQIP hospitals experienced improvements in postoperative morbidity levels; 66% saw improvements in mortality levels.
The Registry also provides key benefits to surgeons
- Greater confidence because ACS NSQIP was created by surgeons.
- Improved information to support decision-making
- Validated data culled from medical charts, which enables surgeons to assess 30-day, risk-adjusted outcomes.
- Scalability to hospital size
- Frequently updated hospital performance reports and benchmarking analyses.
Simplifying the Process
Direct Difference offers health care providers a simplified approach to implement ACS NSQIP. The registry offers clear benefits. Our job is to be ready to offer precise and up-to-date abstraction implementation.