So excited for our team! Published in the most recent edition of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS)."Committed to Better: Reducing Infection after Surgery across the Ontario Surgical Quality Improvement Network" Timothy Jackson, MD, MPH, FRCSC, FACS, Tricia Beath, PT, MHA, Nancy Ahmad, BSc, Pierrette Price Arsenault, BA, Azusa Maeda, PhD, David Schramm, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS, Husein Moloo, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS, Avery Nathens, MD, MPH, PhD, FRCSC, FACS.
Authors report on a provincial campaign to decrease postsurgical infection launched in 2017 across Ontario hospitals that participated in the provincial NSQIP collaborative. The 1-year campaign resulted in a clinically significant reduction in the rate of surgical site infection and urinary tract infection, as well as a trend for decreased pneumonia incidence among participating hospitals.
Epub ahead of print: May 17, 2021 DOI: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2021.04.027