The ACS NSQIP calculator may be more useful for primary care physicians because it provides individualized risks for numerous complications and is easy to use.
If the risk is determined to be low--either an RCRI score <2 or an ACS NSQIP cardiac complication risk <1%--the patient can be referred to surgery without further evaluation.
The 2014 ACC/AHA guidelines recommend against a 12-lead EKG for patients with low cardiac risk using the RCRI or ACS NSQIP or those who are having a low-risk procedure, such as endoscopy or cataract surgery.
All of these factors are included in the ACS NSQIP risk calculator.
ACS NSQIP Semiannual Report: January 7, 2012 through December 31, 2012.
User Guide for the 2012 ACS NSQIP Participant Use Data File.
In an effort to characterize the most common reasons for unplanned 30-day readmissions following hysterectomy, and to characterize the timing of readmissions, the researchers retrospectively evaluated data from the ACS NSQIP database participant user file for 2012 and 2013.
Penn reported results from 40,580 patients who underwent hysterectomies at hospitals that participated in the ACS NSQIP. The overall, unadjusted readmission rate following hysterectomy was 2.8%, and was highest among those who underwent the procedure by abdominal approach (3.7%), followed by those who underwent the procedure by laparoscopic and vaginal approaches (2.6% vs.
For ACS NSQIP, BMI has minimal association with short-term operative outcomes after major cancer surgery .
Al-Refaie, "Assessment of ACS NSQIP's predictive ability for adverse events after major cancer surgery," Annals of Surgical Oncology, vol.
Impact of resident involvement on urological surgery outcomes: An analysis of 40 000 patients from the ACS NSQIP