Accreditation Council for Surgical Quality | Mission

Mission


T he Accreditation Council for Surgical Quality (ACSQ) is a independent, nonprofit organization governed by healthcare providers and industry stakeholders and is dedicated to the advancement of safety, efficacy and efficiency of surgical care worldwide.

Improving surgical outcomes encompasses the dogma of today's practicing surgeons and healthcare institutions. The collaboration of surgeons, researchers and healthcare institutions to develop common goals with the intent to improve our surgical outcomes is the tenant of the Accreditation Council for Surgical Quality (ACSQ). With over 34 million surgical procedures undertaken within the United States yearly1 and far greater numbers worldwide, instituted standards to improve the quality of our surgical outcomes allows patients to obtain quality care benchmarks to standards of good practice and discern providers who practice beyond such standards as quality centers of excellence.

The Accreditation Council for Surgical Quality (ACSQ) is a independent, nonprofit organization governed by healthcare providers and is dedicated to the advancement of safety, efficacy and efficiency of surgical care worldwide. The ACSQ is the first of such organizations that provides the public with defined measures to establish quality of care afforded by a healthcare center based on research based initiatives to provide quality excellence within the delivery of healthcare. Such builds the philosophy to provide the necessary education and research based initiatives to improve the quality associated with key surgical procedures within well defined specialties.

ACSQ's Accreditation Program strives to improve the efficacy, efficiency, safety and quality of surgical and related healthcare delivery. The Accreditation Program assesses the quality and operational systems in place within the facility. The basis for assessment includes compliance with Standards, Code of Federal Regulations and federal guidance documents. This independent assessment of a facility's operations helps the facility to prepare for other inspections and serves as a valuable tool to improve both compliance and operations. Accreditation is granted for the efficacy, efficiency, safety and quality of surgical and related healthcare.