Surgical Quality Improvement

Breast Reconstruction

Breast Reconstruction ACS NSQIP Outcomes

January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020

The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) objectively measures and reports risk-adjusted surgical outcomes based on a defined sampling and abstraction methodology. These outcomes data reflect Cleveland Clinic’s overall breast reconstruction surgery ACS NSQIP performance benchmarked against 357 participating sites.

Breast Reconstruction (357 Sites)NObservedExpected
30 Day Morbidity3274.89%5.56%
Surgical Site Infection (SSI)3274.89%4.44%
Sepsis3270.31%0.24%
Return to Operating Room (ROR)3277.03%5.65%
Readmission3273.98%2.97%

American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program, 2021.
ACS NSQIP® Semiannual Report July 8, 2021, Chicago: American College of Surgeons.