Patients are a crucial part of Rhode Island Hospital's efforts to maintain quality care. At present, patients who have undergone general and vascular surgery at Rhode Island Hospital are invited, at random, to participate, and are monitored over a 30-day period. Patients chosen to participate in this program receive a letter describing this program, which monitors their healing process and explores other key areas of a patient's post-operative experience. If you receive a letter, please complete the questionnaire and return it to the hospital. Your participation will greatly benefit us as we seek to identify areas for improvements.
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Learn more about this program and how we are working to ensure the safety and quality of care for all surgical patients
More about surgical quality outcomes
In an effort to keep patients safe and to ensure they are receiving the highest quality of care before, during and after surgery, Rhode Island Hospital participates in evaluative tools administered by the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) program of the American College of Surgeons. This program helps to measure and improve the quality of Rhode Island Hospital's surgical care and provides crucial information on how the hospital compares to other hospitals nationally.
The program employs a prospective, peer-controlled, validated database to quantify 30-day risk-adjusted surgical outcomes, which allows a valid comparison of outcomes. Rhode Island Hospital and its surgical staff are provided with the tools, reports, analysis, and support by NSQIP so we are better able to make informed decisions about improving quality of care at the hospital.