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 takes a community, offering support from others doing similar work in SA’s private and public sectors, learning resources, and sharing of 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 Childrens’ 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).
- From 2014 – 2011 Netcare hospital group reduced CLABSI from 2.25 to 0.9 per 1000 catheter-days.
- MediClinic hospital group reduced CAUTI by 42.4% to 2.9 per 1000 catheter-days from 2011 to 2015.
- Between 2011-2015, Life Healthcare group reduced SSI by 46.8%.
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.