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.

NSQIP was selected from a variety of measurement options due to of its cross-specialty focus, strong data collection platform and ability to risk-adjust for comparison. It is being used at 24 hospitals across BC to monitor patient outcomes for 30 days after surgery.

Participating hospitals contribute data, receive reports and undertake improvement efforts and, to support their efforts, we developed a 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.

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

BC NSQIP Hospitals By Program Option

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

Key Contact

Alison Foulds
Project Coordinator, Analytics & Strategic Initiatives