Medical groups create program to increase quality of emergency surgery care

The American College of Surgeons and the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma have created a verification program to help hospitals improve the quality of care in emergency surgeries. 

The Emergency General Surgery Verification Program aims to "provide hospitals with a framework to create a culture of patient safety and develop highly reliable care delivery," Cliffard Ko, MD, director of the ACS' division of research and optimal patient care, said in a Sept. 27 news release. 

A key component of program participation is getting hospitals to recognize the value of clinical data on emergency general surgeries and leverage it to drive quality improvement. 

Click here for more information about the program and the participation process. 

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