Applying scientific methods and evidence to health systems to improve quality of care.
Where we’re going!
During the Best Care…Always! campaign, organisations worked hard to prevent hospital-acquired infections and address other quality and safety priorities. Read More
Improvement takes a community, offering support from other improvers, learning resources (e.g. learning session content, getting started guides, scientific abstracts, keynote presentations) 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 have worked hard to improve safety, effectiveness, timeliness, efficiency, person-centeredness and equity.
BCA campaign content – the basics of HAI prevention and antibiotic stewardship, and more advanced materials from Learning Sessions, keynote presentations, abstracts and other documents from 2009-2015. Some material may need updating based on new evidence and/or adaptation to circumstances. Please use judgment and talk to the experts.
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