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Latest National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Stories

2014-05-22 12:28:21

The JAMA Network Journals Surgical site infections (SSIs) acquired by patients in Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals are associated with costs nearly twice as high compared to patients who do not have this complication. The greatest SSI-related costs are among patients undergoing neurosurgery. SSIs are associated with increased complications and death. Treatment can include long courses of antibiotics, physical therapy, hospital readmissions and reoperations. Costs associated with SSIs...

2013-09-17 23:17:35

American College of Surgeons calls surgical patient care outcomes at St. Charles Surgical Hospital "Meritorious". New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) has recognized St. Charles Surgical Hospital as one of 37 ACS NSQIP participating hospitals that have achieved meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care. As a participant in ACS NSQIP, St. Charles Surgical Hospital is...


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