Scaling Up Quality Improvement for Surgical Teams (QIST) - avoiding surgical site infection and anaemia at the time of surgery
The QIST Infection and Anaemia programme is bringing together 30 NHS Trusts from across England to work together as part of quality improvement collaboratives. The collaboratives aim to reduce postoperative complications such as surgical site infection and blood transfusion, by implementing preoperative screening and management pathways, in each of the Trusts involved. Both initiatives have been shown to improve patient outcomes and reduce costs. The programme is set up as a cluster randomised trial with the York Trials Unit to formally evaluate the effectiveness of this implementation method.
This session will provide a summary of this exciting programme and an update on progress so far.
- Learn about the background to and structure of the QIST Infection and Anaemia programme
- Gain insight into how the programme is developing so far