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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. Learn about our surgical improvement work.

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This webinar was presented and recorded on Thursday, December 12, 2019.

Dr. Ralph Belle & Pamela Colley

Presentation Slides can be accessed here.

The resources below are from SQAN day on October 7, 2019.


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This webinar was presented and recorded on August 14, 2019.

Jeffrey Braithwaite
Professor | Macquarie University, Australia
Board Member & President Elect International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQUa)

Presentation slides are available here.

NSQIP Report: Improved Outcomes = Improved Access

This review examines the change in NSQIP data from 2011 to 2015 with the goal of quantifying improvements efforts. The primary focus was to assess changes in adverse outcomes; examine system capacity gained through reductions in length of stay, readmission, and reoperations; and describe organizational characteristics around data sharing and communication.

Read the report

The 10K: 10,000 Reasons to Race for Infection Prevention

In 2015, we launched an improvement collaborative to reduce infections occurring after surgery. With 10,000 surgical patients in BC suffering from a surgical  site infection (SSI) or urinary tract infection (UTI) each year, the “10K” focused on 10,000 Reasons to Race for Infection Prevention and aimed to reduce SSIs and UTIs at participating teams’ sites by 50% by November 2016.

Learn about the 10K and access resources

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Our Current Initiatives