Women's College Hospital - Health Care for Women, Revolutionized

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Women's College is a teaching hospital fully affiliated with the University of Toronto. In the department of anesthesia we are dedicated to providing excellent anesthesia education and training, including research in education to expand our knowledge of training individuals and teams.

The department of anesthesia conducts research that specifically focuses on anesthesia in an ambulatory care hospital setting. Ambulatory care generally refers to conditions that can be dealt with on an outpatient basis. Ambulatory care involves special challenges and considerations with regard to patients' anesthesia and analgesia needs.

Current Research Projects

Introduction of the Surgical Safety Checklist and Patient Outcome Assessment in an Academic Ambulatory Hospital

In January 2007 the World Health Organization's World Alliance for Patient Safety initiated a project called Safe Surgery Saves Lives to identify minimum standards of surgical care that can be universally applied across countries and settings. The outcome of this project was a surgical safety checklist that encompasses a simple set of surgical safety standards that can be used in any surgical setting. The purpose of the study at Women's College Hospital is to examine outcomes in an ambulatory care setting after introduction of the checklist and to adapt it for use in this unique setting. Detailed description of study (PDF 62 KB)

Principal Investigator: Dr. Pamela Morgan, Women's College Hospital
Dr. Jean Kronberg, Women's College Hospital
Dr. John Semple, Women's College Hospital
Funded by: Alternate Funding Plan (AFP) Innovation Fund, Women's College Hospital
University of Toronto, Department of Anesthesia Merit Award
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Our Publications

  • Fully affiliated with:
  • University of Toronto

  • A member of:
  • Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO)