September 22, 2022

New standards for quality care in emergency general surgery

Editor's Note

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) and American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) on September 21 announced the launch of a new surgical quality program to help hospitals establish and maintain the highest standards in emergency general surgery.

The Emergency General Surgery Verification Program focuses on patients with emergency general surgery diseases, which are distinct from traumatic injuries, but they often require the same urgency as trauma patients.

The program’s standards manual—Optimal Resources for Emergency General Surgery—includes 43 standards and is built on ACS’s quality principles to provide hospitals with a framework to create a culture of patient safety and highly reliable care delivery.

Enrollment to participate in the program is now open.


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