Creating a learning healthcare system in surgery

Washington State's Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program (SCOAP) at 5 years

Steve Kwon, Michael Florence, Peter Grigas, Marc Horton, Karen Horvath, Morrie Johnson, Gregory Jurkovich, Wendy Klamp, Kristin Peterson, Terence Quigley, William Raum, Terry Rogers, Richard Thirlby, Ellen T. Farrokhi, David R. Flum

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

46 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

There are increasing efforts towards improving the quality and safety of surgical care while decreasing the costs. In Washington state, there has been a regional and unique approach to surgical quality improvement. The development of the Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program (SCOAP) was first described 5 years ago. SCOAP is a peer-to-peer collaborative that engages surgeons to determine the many process of care metrics that go into a "perfect" operation, track on risk adjusted outcomes that are specific to a given operation, and create interventions to correct under performance in both the use of these process measures and outcomes. SCOAP is a thematic departure from report card oriented QI. SCOAP builds off the collaboration and trust of the surgical community and strives for quality improvement by having peers change behaviors of one another. We provide, here, the progress of the SCOAP initiative and highlight its achievements and challenges.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)146-152
Number of pages7
JournalSurgery
Volume151
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Learning
Delivery of Health Care
Quality Improvement
Process Assessment (Health Care)
Safety
Costs and Cost Analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

Cite this

Creating a learning healthcare system in surgery : Washington State's Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program (SCOAP) at 5 years. / Kwon, Steve; Florence, Michael; Grigas, Peter; Horton, Marc; Horvath, Karen; Johnson, Morrie; Jurkovich, Gregory; Klamp, Wendy; Peterson, Kristin; Quigley, Terence; Raum, William; Rogers, Terry; Thirlby, Richard; Farrokhi, Ellen T.; Flum, David R.

In: Surgery, Vol. 151, No. 2, 01.02.2012, p. 146-152.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Kwon, S, Florence, M, Grigas, P, Horton, M, Horvath, K, Johnson, M, Jurkovich, G, Klamp, W, Peterson, K, Quigley, T, Raum, W, Rogers, T, Thirlby, R, Farrokhi, ET & Flum, DR 2012, 'Creating a learning healthcare system in surgery: Washington State's Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program (SCOAP) at 5 years', Surgery, vol. 151, no. 2, pp. 146-152. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.surg.2011.08.015
Kwon, Steve ; Florence, Michael ; Grigas, Peter ; Horton, Marc ; Horvath, Karen ; Johnson, Morrie ; Jurkovich, Gregory ; Klamp, Wendy ; Peterson, Kristin ; Quigley, Terence ; Raum, William ; Rogers, Terry ; Thirlby, Richard ; Farrokhi, Ellen T. ; Flum, David R. / Creating a learning healthcare system in surgery : Washington State's Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program (SCOAP) at 5 years. In: Surgery. 2012 ; Vol. 151, No. 2. pp. 146-152.
@article{eb65d5abeb4d49a9a9db5384609ca798,
title = "Creating a learning healthcare system in surgery: Washington State's Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program (SCOAP) at 5 years",
abstract = "There are increasing efforts towards improving the quality and safety of surgical care while decreasing the costs. In Washington state, there has been a regional and unique approach to surgical quality improvement. The development of the Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program (SCOAP) was first described 5 years ago. SCOAP is a peer-to-peer collaborative that engages surgeons to determine the many process of care metrics that go into a {"}perfect{"} operation, track on risk adjusted outcomes that are specific to a given operation, and create interventions to correct under performance in both the use of these process measures and outcomes. SCOAP is a thematic departure from report card oriented QI. SCOAP builds off the collaboration and trust of the surgical community and strives for quality improvement by having peers change behaviors of one another. We provide, here, the progress of the SCOAP initiative and highlight its achievements and challenges.",
author = "Steve Kwon and Michael Florence and Peter Grigas and Marc Horton and Karen Horvath and Morrie Johnson and Gregory Jurkovich and Wendy Klamp and Kristin Peterson and Terence Quigley and William Raum and Terry Rogers and Richard Thirlby and Farrokhi, {Ellen T.} and Flum, {David R.}",
year = "2012",
month = "2",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1016/j.surg.2011.08.015",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "151",
pages = "146--152",
journal = "Surgery (United States)",
issn = "0039-6060",
publisher = "Mosby Inc.",
number = "2",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Creating a learning healthcare system in surgery

T2 - Washington State's Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program (SCOAP) at 5 years

AU - Kwon, Steve

AU - Florence, Michael

AU - Grigas, Peter

AU - Horton, Marc

AU - Horvath, Karen

AU - Johnson, Morrie

AU - Jurkovich, Gregory

AU - Klamp, Wendy

AU - Peterson, Kristin

AU - Quigley, Terence

AU - Raum, William

AU - Rogers, Terry

AU - Thirlby, Richard

AU - Farrokhi, Ellen T.

AU - Flum, David R.

PY - 2012/2/1

Y1 - 2012/2/1

N2 - There are increasing efforts towards improving the quality and safety of surgical care while decreasing the costs. In Washington state, there has been a regional and unique approach to surgical quality improvement. The development of the Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program (SCOAP) was first described 5 years ago. SCOAP is a peer-to-peer collaborative that engages surgeons to determine the many process of care metrics that go into a "perfect" operation, track on risk adjusted outcomes that are specific to a given operation, and create interventions to correct under performance in both the use of these process measures and outcomes. SCOAP is a thematic departure from report card oriented QI. SCOAP builds off the collaboration and trust of the surgical community and strives for quality improvement by having peers change behaviors of one another. We provide, here, the progress of the SCOAP initiative and highlight its achievements and challenges.

AB - There are increasing efforts towards improving the quality and safety of surgical care while decreasing the costs. In Washington state, there has been a regional and unique approach to surgical quality improvement. The development of the Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program (SCOAP) was first described 5 years ago. SCOAP is a peer-to-peer collaborative that engages surgeons to determine the many process of care metrics that go into a "perfect" operation, track on risk adjusted outcomes that are specific to a given operation, and create interventions to correct under performance in both the use of these process measures and outcomes. SCOAP is a thematic departure from report card oriented QI. SCOAP builds off the collaboration and trust of the surgical community and strives for quality improvement by having peers change behaviors of one another. We provide, here, the progress of the SCOAP initiative and highlight its achievements and challenges.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84855821622&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84855821622&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.surg.2011.08.015

DO - 10.1016/j.surg.2011.08.015

M3 - Review article

VL - 151

SP - 146

EP - 152

JO - Surgery (United States)

JF - Surgery (United States)

SN - 0039-6060

IS - 2

ER -