The Canadian Adverse Event Study (Baker et al, 2004) found a 7.5% adverse events incidence rate in acute care hospitals. Surgery was identified as the service most responsible for the care 51.4% of the time in these adverse events.
Surgical Care Safety Summit
The Canadian Patient Safety Institute hosted a surgical care safety summit in March 2014, in Toronto, Ontario, to advance a national surgical care safety action plan.
A Surgical Care Safety Action Plan summarizes the discussions of that day and is organized around seven themes. The themes include: measurement and analysis; access to care; best practices; patient engagement; teamwork and communication; quality improvement infrastructure; and learning from surgical patient safety incidents.
|Action||Involved Experts and Organizations|
Surgical Safety in Canada:
A 10-year review of CMPA and HIROC medico-legal data
- Canadian Medical Protective Association (Co-Lead)
- Healthcare Insurance Reciprocal of Canada (Co-Lead)
- Accreditation Canada
- Canadian Anesthesiologists Society
- Canadian Institute for Health Information
- Canadian Patient Safety Institute
- Patients for Patient Safety Canada
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A Surgical Care Safety Action Plan.