What is medical quality?
It's the degree to which medical staff deliver care that increases the likelihood of expected health outcomes for individuals and communities, and is consistent with current professional knowledge, as expressed through a set of quality dimensions.
High quality health care is care that provides the right services, at the right time, in the right way—for the best possible result.
Connecting medical quality in BC
In BC, medical quality is the shared responsibility of many health system partners, including health authorities, government, regulatory colleges, professional associations, collaborative committees, the provincial council, and more.
Each partner has a distinct role and makes a unique contribution to medical quality in the province. BC MQI supports collaboration amongst these stakeholders, by facilitating work that may reach across or live between organizational boundaries.
BC MQI's groups and committees undertake to strengthen medical quality in the province, in response to identified needs (as in the 2011 Cochrane review on credentialing) and in reference to provincial system goals and recognized health quality frameworks.