ACS Will Recruit 750 Hospitals for New Program to Lower Costs, Improve Safety, and Shorten Recovery Times for Surgical Patients


Enhanced Recovery After Surgery project funded by AHRQ will be implemented as an integrated combination of clinical and hospital-team cultural interventions in all participating hospitals.

CHICAGO (February 6, 2017): In collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Medicine Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has launched a new multimillion dollar surgical quality improvement initiative funded and guided by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

This new program will enable hospitals across the U.S. to implement Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocols, which have been shown to lower costs, improve safety, and shorten recovery times for surgical patients.

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