Useful resources to strengthen quality outcomes

Non-hospital medical and surgical facilities are encouraged to access patient safety and quality improvement networks (e.g. BC Patient Safety and Quality Council, Canadian Patient Safety Institute), as these organizations have a variety of tools and resources, including educational webinars, which may assist in strengthening quality outcomes such as: improved clinical outcomes; improved efficiency of managerial and clinical processes; and improved communication. Many networks make it easy to receive safety alerts, advisories and invitations to patient safety webinars. By simply signing up for their service, facilities can receive information automatically via email.

The Canadian Patient Safety Institute recently announced its SHIFT to Safety website. Medical directors may find this website and its resources useful in establishing a quality improvement program at their non-hospital facility.