It's not too late to join the SVS Vascular Quality Initiative’s (SVS VQI) surveillance project to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of trans-carotid artery revascularization (TCAR) in comparison with carotid endarterectomy (CEA). Additional information about the project can be found at vsweb.org/TCARSurveillance.
The Society for Vascular Ultrasound, the Society for Vascular Surgery and Medstreaming-M2S have developed the Vascular Quality Initiative Vascular Ultrasound Registry.
Two big initiatives and enhancements are on tap for the Vascular Quality Initiative for 2018:
6 Tips to Get Patients Back for Follow-up Tests (Hint: The Personal Touch Can Make a Big Difference)
For surgeons, it can be difficult to get patients to come back a year after surgery for follow-up tests or an office visit.
The simple introduction of a color-coded card has helped two Texas facilities improve discharge medication compliance and documentation, potentially improving patient outcomes.