BC Patient Safety & Quality Council

December 7, 2017 | Print This Article Twitter Facebook Email

Our New NSQIP Report: Improved Access = Improved Outcomes

We’re pleased to share our new report on the impact of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) on surgical outcomes, with data collected between 2011 and 2015.

We have supported 24 hospitals across BC to participate in NSQIP since the program was implemented in the province in 2011. Sites collect data, receive reports and undertake improvement efforts.  To accelerate their efforts, we were involved in developing a broad surgical improvement strategy that includes: building networks of point-of-care teams and surgeon champions to lead improvement; clinically-focused initiatives to reduce adverse outcomes and complications; and improving culture, teamwork, and communication in the surgical environment.

The report documents improvements in care, such as:

  • Reductions in adverse surgical outcomes such as morbidity, surgical site infection (SSI), urinary tract infection (UTI) and length of stay (LOS), leading to improved overall care for surgical patients in BC.
  • Reductions in length of stay that opened up an estimated 12,000 bed days in 2015 among participating hospitals, compared to 2012.

For more on the impact of NSQIP, download the report here.

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