Association of surgical care improvement project infection-related process measure compliance with risk-adjusted outcomes: implications for quality measurement.

@article{Ingraham2010AssociationOS,
  title={Association of surgical care improvement project infection-related process measure compliance with risk-adjusted outcomes: implications for quality measurement.},
  author={Angela M Ingraham and Mark E. Cohen and Karl Y. Bilimoria and Justin B Dimick and Karen E. Richards and Mehul V. Raval and Lee A. Fleisher and Bruce Lee Hall and Clifford Y. Ko},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  year={2010},
  volume={211 6},
  pages={
          705-14
        }
}
BACKGROUND Facility-level process measure adherence is being publicly reported. However, the association between measure adherence and surgical outcomes is not well-established. Our objective was to determine the degree to which Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) process measures are associated with American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) risk-adjusted outcomes. STUDY DESIGN This cross-sectional study included hospitals participating in the… CONTINUE READING

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