Some Canadian hospitals participate in the American College of Surgeons (ACS) National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP). The ACS NSQIP is a validated, risk-adjusted, outcomes-based program to measure and improve the quality of surgical care. Participating hospitals have a dedicated Surgical Clinical Reviewer (SCR) to collect data and appoint a Surgeon Champion to lead quality efforts. Hospitals receive data in semiannual reports and online reports. The reports help hospitals identify areas where they may be underperforming. Hospital quality committees use the report findings as the basis for quality improvement action plans to re-engineer workflows, foster and improve internal education, and develop clinical performance improvement initiatives.
More information can be found in the links below:
Accreditation Canada: https://accreditation.ca/national-surgical-quality-improvement-program-nsqip
American College of Surgeons: https://www.facs.org/quality-programs/acs-nsqip
Health Quality Ontario: http://www.hqontario.ca/Quality-Improvement/Quality-Improvement-in-Action/Surgical-Quality-Improvement-in-Ontario
BC Patient Safety & quality Council https://bcpsqc.ca/clinical-improvement/surgery/nsqip/