The Department of Surgery has advanced its best practices initiatives to a high degree since the implementation of its  Best Practices in General Surgery Program (BPiGS)  in 2006. 

The team is currently engaged in 3 major projects:

 Metrics for quality and patient safety in hospitals 

 Division-specific Quality Improvement projects through University and hospital collaboration

• Investigation and analysis of surgical procedure readmission rates in Toronto hospitals and the development of evidence-based solutions