Colorectal surgical outcomes sustain benefits — 4 insights

A review of American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program data showed colorectal surgical interventions produced sustained benefits.

Researchers evaluated 310,632 nonemergency colorectal resections from 2007 to 2016. Researchers presented their results at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2018, Oct. 21-25 in Boston.

Here's what you should know:

1. Researchers found significant reductions in surgical site and urinary tract infections, sepsis, septic shock, venous thromboembolism, respiratory complications, revision procedures and mortality.

2. Specifically, SSIs decreased from 13.7 percent to 4.7 percent.

3. Along with SSIs decreasing, 47 percent of colorectal surgical patients went home in fewer than five days in 2016, compared to only 8 percent in 2007.

4. This is the second study of ACS NSQIP. Both studies have shown hospitals that implemented ACS NSQIP improved their surgical outcomes.

More articles on gastroenterology:
How ASCs can mitigate compliance problem areas
How Amazon is making 'hospital CEOs quake' — 5 trends ASCs should watch
How a vascular ASC in Alaska approaches value-based care, consolidation & more

© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2019. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by clicking here.

 

Top 40 Articles from the Past 6 Months