Vascular Surgery Program Overview

BMC2 Vascular Surgery:

  • A quality improvement registry funded by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan in October, 2012
  • A regional collaborative effort

Multi-specialty initiative that includes:

  • Interventional Cardiologists
  • Interventional Radiologists
  • Vascular Surgeons
  • Cardiothoracic Surgeons
  • General Surgeons
  • Neurosurgeons/Neurologists

Vascular surgery procedure types:

  • Open Abdominal Aneurysm Repair
  • Endovascular Abdominal Aneurysm Repair (EVAR), Infrarenal, Suprarenal and Juxtarenal Repairs
  • Open Bypass Procedures, Upper and Lower Extremity
  • Carotid Stenting
  • Carotid Endarterectomy

BMC2 Vascular Surgery Goals:

  • Reduce overall rates of surgical site infection at 30 days (in non-emergent procedures):
    • Use of chlorhexidine & alcohol skin prep: ≥ 90%
    • Antibiotic redosing in procedures greater than 4 hours in length: > 75%
  • Post-operative MI rate at 30 days: ≤ 3%
  • Prescription of guideline recommended medications:
    • Any antiplatelet at discharge: ≥ 95%
    • Statin at discharge: ≥ 80%