General Surgery

General Surgery

General Surgery ACS NSQIP Outcomes

2019

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 general surgery ACS NSQIP performance benchmarked against 719 participating sites and overall colorectal surgery benchmarked against 699 participating sites.

General Surgery (719 Sites)NObservedExpected
30 Day Mortalityᵃ13641.10%2.00%
30 Day Morbidityᵃ136414.81%17.32%
Cardiac13640.81%1.21%
Pneumoniaᵃ13641.03%2.04%
Unplanned Intubation13631.47%1.70%
Ventilator > 48 Hours13532.00%1.61%
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) / Pulmonary Embolusᵇ13643.23%2.21%
Renal Failureᵇ13632.49%1.59%
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)13641.10%1.79%
Surgical Site Infection (SSI)13519.70%10.05%
Sepsisᵇ13225.52%4.11%
C.diff Colitis13640.73%0.85%
Return to Operating Room (ROR)13645.13%5.56%
Readmissionᵇ136414.88%12.45%

American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program, 2020.
ACS NSQIP® Semiannual Report July 23, 2020, Chicago: American College of Surgeons.

ᵃIdentified as a statistical outlier (lower than expected) by the ACS NSQIP hierarchical model.
ᵇIdentified as a statistical outlier (higher than expected) by the ACS NSQIP hierarchical model.