Toolkit for Improving Surgical Care and Recovery

Published: 08/17/2023

  • The Joint Commission,
  • Miscellaneous
Relevant To:
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) toolkit for improving surgical care and recovery addresses common surgical complications such as surgical site and urinary tract infections, and venous thromboembolism.

According to AHRQ, the Improving Surgical Care and Recovery (ISCR) toolkit, created for surgical teams by surgeons, was tested in more than 300 hospitals nationwide and includes evidence-based enhanced recovery pathways for colorectal, gynecologic, hip and knee replacement,

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