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Guide to Statistics and Methods
August 2018

Practical Guide to Surgical Data Sets: National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) and Pediatric NSQIP

Author Affiliations
  • 1Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia
  • 2Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia
  • 3Department of Surgery, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus
  • 4Deputy Editor, JAMA Surgery
JAMA Surg. 2018;153(8):764-765. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2018.0486

For more than 100 years, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has set the standard for the delivery of high-quality medical and surgical care. Based on programs originally created at the Department of Veterans Affairs, the ACS developed and implemented the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) in 2004.1 Since its inception, the NSQIP has spread to nearly 700 hospitals and captures more than 1 million incident cases annually.

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