About us 

Best Practice in Surgery is the University of Toronto Department of Surgery's quality improvement program and has replaced Best Practice in General Surgery (BPIGS). The Best Practice in General Surgery (BPIGS) initiative began in 2006 with the aim of standardizing care based on best-evidence in the Divisions of General Surgery at the University of Toronto adult teaching hospitals. Building on the success of BPIGS, we have now initiated Best Practice in Surgery.

Vision statement

To ensure all patients having surgery at the University of Toronto affiliated hospitals receive high quality, person-centered care resulting in optimal patient and clinical outcomes.


To do this, we will:

  • Promote the use of best-evidence by developing and implementing clinical practice guidelines
  • Encourage a person-centered care approach to optimize our patients’ experience
  • Collaborate with stakeholders in hospitals, other Departments, and Institutions to ensure patients receive high quality multidisciplinary care
  • Measure our performance and outcomes
  • Provide education to all of our residents so they can undertake or participate in quality initiatives
  • Encourage research in quality and knowledge translation and use this platform to perform clinical trials when evidence is lacking

Contact Us
For more information or to get involved in the Best Practice in Surgery program, please email bestpracticeinsurgery@utoronto.ca 

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