Physician Engagement Opportunity: Delirium QI

The HSR-funded project – Delirium QI – is seeking physician input to reduce the incidence of delirium.   Delirium is an organizational priority; it is also a metric on Island Health’s Performance dashboard; however, we do not have a clear picture of how Island Health is performing in reducing the incidence of delirium.  Health System Redesign funding up to $21,620 is committed to this NRGH and RJH-based pilot, allocated entirely to physician compensation.   Engagement will be in the form of a benefits mapping exercise and attendance at a working group.   A few more details are included below for your consideration.  Interested physicians can reach out to project co-lead Dr. Savannah Forrester (Savannah.Forrester@islandhealth.ca).

  • Benefits mapping (June 15 or delayed to September 2022 depending on physician availability);  ½ day @ $158.97/hr.
    RJH – 1 Surgeon
  • Delirium Working Group:  1 FP and 1 SP; 1 hour per month @ $158.97 starting September 2022
    Brief DescriptionAnticipated Outcomes
    To  gain a shared understanding of the current state of delirium care and engage in a benefits map to identify the drivers of poor uptake and/or shortcomings of existing tools/ resources, and identify enablers to improve patient outcomes and experience.Identify current improvement drivers and enablers; Identify and reduce barriers to use of delirium clinical order set; reduce inappropriate use of chemical and physical restraints; complete/ evaluate the pilot to inform the scale up to other sites

Physician engagement funding for this project is provided through the Health System Redesign Initiative (HSR).  HSR is supported by three Joint Collaborative Committees of Doctors of BC and the Ministry of Health: Shared Care, Specialist Services, and General Practice Services Committees.


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