Journal Article

Successful implementation of the Department of Veterans Affairs' National Surgical Quality Improvement Program in the private sector: the Patient Safety in Surgery study.

Khuri SF; Henderson WG; Daley J; Jonasson O; Jones RS; Campbell DA Jr; Fink AS; Mentzer RM Jr; Neumayer L; Hammermeister K; Mosca C; Healey N; Principal Investigators of the Patient Safety in Surgery Study.

The Patient Safety in Surgery study documented remarkable improvements in postoperative outcomes at Veterans Affairs hospitals following implementation of a quality improvement program. This study demonstrated similar improvement in clinical outcomes, including surgical site infection rates, following implementation of the program in private sector hospitals.