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American College of Surgeons (ACS) National Surgical Quality Improvement (NSQIP)
- Description: The Participant Use Data File (PUF) is a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)-compliant data file containing cases submitted to the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program® (ACS NSQIP®). The PUF contains patient-level, aggregate data and does not identify hospitals, health care providers, or patients. The intended purpose of this file is to provide researchers at participating sites with a data resource they can use to investigate and advance the quality of care delivered to the surgical patient through the analysis of cases captured by ACS NSQIP. The PUF is provided at no additional cost to employees (surgeons, Surgical Clinical Reviewers, researchers, etc.) of ACS NSQIP-participating hospitals.
- Coverage: National
- Description of Cohort: Patient-level, aggegate data on all surgical procedures reported to ACS NSQIP