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American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Pediatric (ACS NSQIP Peds)

PIPSQC is pleased to share highlights from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Pediatric (ACS NSQIP Peds). Developed in partnership with the American Pediatric Surgical Association (APSA), the ACS NSQIP Peds is the nation's first and only risk-adjusted, clinical, outcomes-based program to measure and improve pediatric surgical care.


Similar to ACS NSQIP, the Pediatric Program will enable participating hospitals to collect highly reliable clinical data and compare their surgical outcomes with the outcomes of other participants in the program.

The ACS NSQIP Peds has been designed to collect approximately 94 data points from most pediatric surgical specialties. These data points have been modified from the adult program to meet the needs of the pediatric population. Data was collected on patients under 18 years of age who are undergoing major surgical procedures. Additional data points have been included for neonates up to 30 days old. Patient outcomes are assessed for 30 days following the procedure.

Participation in the ACS NSQIP Peds allows you and your hospital to:
- Demonstrate a commitment to quality improvement by participating in the first national database to measure surgical outcomes in all specialties of children's surgery
- Collect actionable clinical outcomes data specific to children's surgery
- Act on clinical data to improve care in children's surgery

Participation in the ACS NSQIP Peds is available to:
- Freestanding general acute care children's hospitals
- Children's hospitals within larger hospitals
- Specialty children's hospitals
- General acute care hospitals with a pediatric wing

Hospitals interested in participating will be required to hire a full-time surgical clinical reviewer (SCR), complete a participation agreement, and pay an annual participation fee.


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