Improving Surgical Care and Recovery (ISCR) Portal
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AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Surgical Care and Recovery
A collaborative program to enhance the recovery of surgical patients


Thank you for visiting the Improving Surgical Care and Recovery (ISCR) portal.

ISCR is designed to help hospitals in implementing perioperative evidence-based pathways to meaningfully improve clinical outcomes.

Hospitals within the United States, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia are eligible to participate. For additional assistance, please contact the ISCR National Project Team.

Read more: Improving Surgical Care and Recovery fact sheet.

ISCR is a collaborative effort between the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and Johns Hopkins Medicine Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality. ISCR is funded and guided by the AHRQ.

The National Project Team remains available to answer any questions you have and to help you work through enrolling in the program, implementing your pathway when the timing is right, and sustaining the progress you've made.

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