The writers of an article published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons argue that published studies questioning validation of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) Surgical Risk Calculator (SRC) "should not be misunderstood as disqualifying the SRC as an accurate and appropriate tool for its intended purpose of providing a general purpose risk calculator, applicable across many surgical domains, using easily understood and generally available predictive information." 

The writers state that large, internal evaluations have demonstrated good accuracy for the SRC, while external validations are often inconsistent "and tend to favor a conclusion of inadequate performance." Learn more...

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