Acute Care Surgery Guidelines

Thank you for visiting the guideline webpage for the Division of Acute Care Surgery at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth.

The clinical mission of the Division is to provide outstanding patient-centered care. To fulfill this mission, the Division aims to create a learning health care system, in “which science, informatics, incentives, and culture are aligned for continuous improvement and innovation, with best practices seamlessly embedded in the care process… and new knowledge captured as an integral by-product of the delivery experience.”

Acute Care Surgery Clinical Practice Policies, Clinical Practice Guidelines, and Clinical Care Algorithms will facilitate the delivery of evidence-based medicine and optimize patient outcomes at a greater value by:

  1. Disseminating best practices,
  2. Reducing unwarranted variations in practice, and
  3. Identifying gaps in knowledge to target further studies.

That being said, learning health care systems consider agility is a virtue. Experimentation is required for continuous improvement. Learning health care systems value agility and experimentation as long as there is a consensus on aims and a culture free of fear.

About the ACS Guidelines

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