The American College of Surgeonís National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) is proud to announce the newly available ACS NSQIP Surgical Risk Calculator
The free calculator estimates important, patient-specific postoperative risks and acts as a tool for improving shared-decision making and informed consent. The calculator uses ACS NSQIP data from more than 1.4 million cases and 393 hospitals. The calculator also:
The Surgeon Adjustment Score (SAS) allows surgeons to adjust estimated risks based on their clinical assessment. The surgical risk calculator estimates the chance of an unfavorable outcome, such as a complication or death, after surgery. The risk is estimated based upon information the patient gives to the healthcare provider about prior health history. The estimates are calculated using data from a large number of patients who had a surgical procedure similar to the one the patient may have.