American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Trauma Quality Programs

Overview of the ACS COT Trauma Quality Programs

Quality programs from the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS COT) aim to improve care for the injured patient by:

  • Setting standards that define the structures and processes of care
  • Measuring patient outcomes through risk-adjusted benchmarking
  • Promoting best practices
  • Adhering to performance improvement principles

The Trauma Quality Programs include the Verification, Review, and Consultation (VRC) Program; Trauma Quality Improvement Program, National Trauma Data Bank®, Trauma Systems Consultation Program, and Performance Improvement and Patient Safety.