Applying scientific methods and evidence to health systems to improve quality of care.
Where we’re going!
The Best Care…Always! campaign has been a catalyst for health care organisations large and small to work on preventing hospital-acquired infections and to address other quality and safety priorities. Read More
Success in this important ongoing work takes a community that offers support from others doing similar work in both private and public sectors; shares great ideas, learning resources, and best practices.
We’re excited about what we’ve done!
During the campaign, many South African hospitals reduced preventable harm in the BCA focus areas.
- In 18 months, Red Cross Children’s Hospital reduced ventilator-associated pneumonia by 70% (2011-2012).
- C27 ICU @ Groote Schuur Hospital went >400 days without a catheter-associated central line infection (2011-2012).
- Mowbray Maternity Hospital reduced readmissions for septic caesarean section by 73% (2011-2012).
- Netcare hospital group reduced CLABSI from 2.25 to 0.9 per 1000 catheter-days (2011-2014).
- MediClinic hospital group reduced CAUTI by 42.4% to 2.9 per 1000 catheter-days (2011-2015).
- Life Healthcare group reduced SSI by 46.8% (2011-2015).
BCA Focus Areas
Systematic, evidence-based approaches to HAI reduction, antibiotic stewardship and other focus areas.
The Improvement Community
Shared learning is a powerful force for improvement
Hospitals and other health care organisations are working hard to improve access to safe, effective, timely, efficiency, equitable and person-centered care….
BCA campaign content – the basics of HAI prevention and antibiotic stewardship, and more advanced materials from Learning Sessions, keynote presentations, abstracts and other documents. These materials are from 2009-2015; some of it needs updating based on new evidence and/or adaptation to circumstances. Please use judgment and talk to experts.