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Perioperative Care: Enhancing Patient Safety and Quality of Care through Collaboration, Accountability and Transparency, OHA

Toronto, Ontario
April 4, 2011

Ontario’s hospitals and health care workers have demonstrated a longstanding commitment to promoting and improving the quality and safety of health care. Effective, accurate communication and teamwork amongst health care professionals are essential for the delivery of high quality, safe patient care.

On March 1, 2010, Ontario’s Minister of Health and Long-Term Care appointed an Investigation Team to review and report on issues related to the quality of care and treatment of patients at three Ontario Hospitals. The Minister was responding to growing public concerns that arose from media publicity about reports of errors in surgery and pathology. The report was released on August 4, 2010. The recommendations from this report provide an opportunity for enhanced joint quality and safety initiatives and stress the importance of greater collaboration to support quality care and patient safety at all levels of the hospital.

This conference will focus on perioperative care – the care that is given to patients before, during and after surgery. It will provide participants with the latest developments in perioperative services with a focus on improving quality of care in surgery and pathology. Participants will hear from the Investigative Team regarding lessons learned at a system level for surgical and pathology issues as well as gain insight around the tools, resources and best practices available to surgeons and pathologists to improve perioperative practice in Ontario.

This program has been submitted to various professional agencies for accreditation. Please visit http://www.oha.com/conferences for updates.

For more information or to register now please visit http://www.oha.com/perioperativecare.