Listed below are some additional resources that accompany the Semiannual Report (SAR). It is recommended that you review these associated tutorials and resources to better understand the report. Review of these items is not required in order to earn CME credits. It is also recommended that before you look at the documents below, first download and review the July 2019 Pediatric SAR report as well as your individual Site Summary document. You should be looking for areas that are marked as "Needs Improvement" on your report.

User Guides and Tutorials

Bar Plot Tutorial Video
This tutorial explains how to read and understand the Bar Plots included in your SAR.

Statistical Explanations

PDF icon Adjusted Percentile Tech Report
This report looks at why and how we incorporate adjusted percentiles into ACS NSQIP profiling reports. This technical report is formally directed towards profiling in ACS NSQIP Adult. However, the methodological discussion is also relevant to ACS NSQIP Pediatric and MBSAQIP.

To access all of the current SAR-related materials (listed below), please visit the “Reports” tab of the Resource Portal. To access the Resource Portal, login to the ACS Data Platform and click on the Resource Portal tab.

Additional SAR Resources

  • Current SAR
  • SAR Archive
  • Interactive Site Summary
  • Case Occurrences Report
  • Report Tutorials