Vascular Interventional SCOAP Overview

What is Vascular Interventional SCOAP (VI-SCOAP)?

VI-SCOAP is a module within SCOAP and is a surgeon-led collaborative that uses performance surveillance and benchmarking to help deliver more appropriate, safer and higher quality vascular procedural care across Washington State and includes

  • Vascular surgeons, cardiologists, and interventional radiologists engaged in the process of selecting evidence-based QI metrics for monitoring –aligned to emerging national metrics when available – also including  a set of “common sense” metrics and those with emerging evidence
  • A community of clinicians acting on performance data through education, peer-benchmarking effects, and interventions


What types of data are in VI-SCOAP?

Data include patient risk, process of care and adjusted outcomes (~100 metrics) for 30 days, 6 months, and 1 year after discharge

Data are extracted from increasingly automated clinical records by trained hospital staff using a transparent data dictionary and audited to ensure accuracy. Data is protected from discovery by the coordinated quality improvement program (CQIP) statewide statute.

VI-SCOAP module includes the following vascular interventions: carotid, abdominal aortic aneurysm, and infrainguinal


How does VI-SCOAP work?

VI-SCOAP reports benchmark hospital performance against the VI-SCOAP community of hospitals

Quarterly “signal” (red, yellow and green) indicates performance opportunities

VI-SCOAP helps hospitals improve performance by sharing best practices developed in the network.  This can include educational events, standardized order sets, the SCOAP Surgical Checklist, community meetings (both virtual and in-person) and quarterly newsletters addressing emerging evidence and engaging community debate VI-SCOAP creates a vascular interventional healthcare system built on collaboration, benchmarking and education


How is a VI-SCOAP report valuable?

VI-SCOAP reports focus on both process of care and risk-adjusted outcomes.

VI-SCOAP reports engage clinicians in their data, by showing them how they compare to colleagues and also by giving them action items to improve the care they deliver


How do you learn more about VI-SCOAP?

For hospitals interested in joining, please contact Vickie Kolios-Morris, SCOAP Program Director at FHCQ at