Quality Improvement Programs

Surgery SCN

Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Accreditation (MBSAQIP)   |   National Surgery (NSQIP)   |   Trauma (TQIP)


Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Accreditation & Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP)

This program works to advance safe, high-quality care for bariatric surgical patients through the accreditation of bariatric surgical centers. A bariatric surgical center achieves accreditation following a rigorous review process during which it proves that it can maintain certain physical resources, human resources, and standards of practice. All accredited centers report their outcomes to the MBSAQIP database.

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National Surgery Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP)

This program uses clinical data to understand and improve performance.

The NSQIP teams collect clinical data – including post-operative outcomes – and use this information to identify opportunities for improvement. Surgical teams and support staff within these sites implement the practice changes required to reduce surgical complications and improve the quality and safety of surgical care.

The teams come together annually for a Provincial Learning Collaborative to share their experiences to optimize the benefits of this program across participating sites.


Trauma Quality Improvement Program (TQIP)

This program helps trauma care providers measure and improve care. Building on standardized and comparable data collection, trauma sites identify areas for improvement.  Participation in TQIP will lead to improved patient care and system efficiency through a reduction in complications and the costs associated with them. TQIP is implemented at:

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