Surgical Improvement

National Surgical Quality Improvement Program

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National Surgical Quality Improvement Program

The National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) was implemented in 2011 as a measurement system to help understand the safety and effectiveness dimensions of surgical quality in British Columbia.

The BC Patient Safety & Quality Council (BCPSQC) has been supporting sites within BC that participate in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality & Safety Program (ACS NSQIP) since 2011. There are currently 24 sites, consisting of 23 adult sites and 1 pediatric, across the province participating in the BC NSQIP Collaborative, as part of the Surgical Quality Action Network (SQAN).

Participating sites have access to validated, risk-adjusted data, measuring 30-day outcomes from over 700 NSQIP sites in 9 different countries across the globe, enabling sites to compare their data at local, provincial and international levels. This helps sites identify the specific areas to focus their quality improvement (QI) efforts.

BCPSQC supports NSQIP sites across the province in a number of ways. This includes providing expanded data support, consisting of regular site-specific and provincial reports to enable comparison between sites, and highlight trends and comparisons of surgical quality metrics over time. Another focus has been around strengthening engagement between sites, through the coordination of provincial collaborative webinars, to facilitate and support shared learning, QI initiatives, best practices and troubleshooting amongst the BC NSQIP sites.

More information about the ACS NSQIP program can be found here


Read our report on NSQIP’s impact in BC

This report reviews data collected by NSQIP sites between 2011-2015, in order to understand the impact on local improvement efforts, provincial surgical improvement initiatives, and surgical team environments. These data show that NSQIP improved care and outcomes for surgical patients across BC.

 

Download the report


Health Authority Site Program Option
Abbotsford Regional Hospital Fraser Health Procedure Targeted
Burnaby Hospital Fraser Health Procedure Targeted
Chilliwack General Hospital Fraser Health Small & Rural
Delta Hospital Fraser Health Essentials
Eagle Ridge Hospital Fraser Health Procedure Targeted
Jim Pattison Outpatient Care & Surgery Centre Fraser Health Essentials
Langley Memorial Hospital Fraser Health Procedure Targeted
Ridge Meadows Hospital Fraser Health Small & Rural
Royal Columbian Hospital Fraser Health Procedure Targeted
Peace Arch Hospital Fraser Health Procedure Targeted
Surrey Memorial Hospital Fraser Health Procedure Targeted
Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Interior Health Small & Rural
Penticton Regional Hospital Interior Health Procedure Targeted
Royal Inland Hospital Interior Health Procedure Targeted
Nanaimo Regional General Island Health Procedure Targeted
Royal Jubilee Hospital Island Health Procedure Targeted
Victoria General Hospital Island Health Procedure Targeted
University Hospital of Northern British Columbia Northern Health Essentials
Mt St Josephs Hospital Providence Health Care Essentials
St. Paul’s Hospital Providence Health Care Procedure Targeted
BC Children’s Hospital Provincial Health Services Authority Pediatric
Lions Gate Hospital Vancouver Costal Health Procedure Targeted
Richmond Hospital Vancouver Costal Health Essentials
Vancouver General Hospital Vancouver Costal Health Procedure Targeted


Key Contact

Alison Foulds
Project Coordinator, Analytics & Strategic Initiatives
afoulds@bcpsqc.ca
604.668.8223