Statement on the Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP)
Developed By: Committee on Performance and Outcomes Measurement
Last Amended: October 28, 2015 (original approval: October 25, 2005)
The American Society of Anesthesiologists is firmly committed to high-quality patient care and supports SCIP’s goal to reduce the incidence of postoperative complications.
Anesthesiologists play a key role in providing the clinical services that are embodied in the SCIP evidence-based recommendations for improving perioperative care.
The American Society of Anesthesiologists encourages anesthesiologists to consider the SCIP recommendations for all patients and to implement them when appropriate for patients under their care.