Surgical Quality Improvement

Breast Reconstruction

Breast Reconstruction ACS NSQIP Outcomes

January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021

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 343 participating sites.

Breast Reconstruction (343 Sites)NObservedExpected
30 Day Morbidity3474.90%5.86%
Surgical Site Infection (SSI)3464.91%4.66%
Sepsis3470.86%0.30%
Return to Operating Room (ROR)3474.90%5.80%
Readmission3473.46%2.87%

American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program, 2022.
ACS NSQIP® Semiannual Report July 12, 2022, Chicago: American College of Surgeons.