The Michigan Surgical Quality Collaborative is outperforming national initiatives in surgical outcomes, including reduction in complications and in surgical site infections.
A collaboration among 73 Michigan hospital participants in this initiative has successfully built a large data registry, and has shared and analyzed the data to develop evidence-based care processes that reduce complications, improve safety and save valuable health care dollars.
The Michigan Surgical Quality Collaborative was created through funding from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network. This funding significantly reduces barriers for Michigan surgeons and hospitals wishing to participate in — and benefit from — the program.
For more information, go to msqc.org.
The goal of the Michigan Surgical Quality Consortium is to evaluate and improve the quality of general and vascular surgery while reducing health care costs. Successes include:
- Decreased surgical site infections by 30 percent (2008-2015)
- Decreased urinary tract infections by 11 percent (2014-2015)
- Decreased length of stay by 13 percent (2008-2015)
- Decreased venous thromboembolism (blood clots) by 15 percent (2008-2014)
- 2015 recipient of the Michigan Cancer Consortium Spirit of Collaboration Award
- Since April 2013, MSQC has been named as one of 77 federal Patient Safety Organizations (PSO) nationwide by AHRQ.