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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Raval MV, Pawlik TM. Practical Guide to Surgical Data Sets: National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) and Pediatric NSQIP. JAMA Surg. 2018;153(8):764–765. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2018.0486
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