Surgical Improvement

Surgical Improvement

Surgical Improvement

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Our vision for surgical care in BC is to use evidence-based, data-driven programs, to decrease complications and infections, and provide better outcomes for the 200,000 British Columbians who undergo surgery each year.

In order to achieve this vision, we focus on innovative approaches, improving teamwork and communication amongst surgical teams, tracking and evaluating patient outcomes, and disseminating best practices. In 2016/17 we continued supporting and evaluating work to improve surgical care and access to surgery, and began supporting new priorities identified by our stakeholders.


Surgical Quality Action Network

SQAN is a forum for health care providers to discuss best practice, share local innovations, and connect to improve surgical care in BC.

National Surgical Quality Improvement Program

NSQIP is helping 24 hospitals in BC to monitor patient outcomes for 30 days after surgery.


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