IDEAS training reduced LOS for hip replacement patients

Staff from Brampton Civic and EGH Orthopedic units have taken steps to improve Hip fracture length of stay with the help of a new learning program designed to build capacity in quality improvement, leadership and change management across Ontario.

Cathy Renaud and Pamela Bonsell, Patient Care Managers and Susan McFarlane, Decision Support Analyst recently completed the IDEAS (Improving & Driving Excellence Across Sectors) Advanced Learning Program. Program participants learn key concepts and tools in quality improvement, leadership and change management and apply their knowledge to a project with the help of advisors. IDEAS is funded by the MOHLTC and is a partnership among seven Ontario universities, Health Quality Ontario, ICES and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. 

To date this project has resulted in a reduction of corporate hip fracture length of stay to just over 7 days, our Quality Based Procedures (QBP) target!

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