Use of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program to Reduce Surgical Mortality: Implementation of Intensive Preoperative Screening and Intervention

September 2014
American Surgeon;Sep2014, Vol. 80 Issue 9, p896
Academic Journal
The article discusses the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP), with a focus on a study on the prevention of surgical mortality. Topics include the implementation of preoperative screening and intervention, the results of a study at the Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital (CRMH) in Virginia on surgical and postoperative mortality, and preoperative risk assessment for conditions including hypertension, cardiac disease, and diabetes.


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