Dissertation (Masters) A Quality Improvement Program to Standardize and Improve the Perioperative Management of Total Knee Arthroplasty Patients at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Canada


Sarah Elizabeth Ward


We undertook a quality improvement program designed to improve patient outcomes, decrease costs and improve the efficiency of care, and to improve patient experience for patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Canada. Using the model for improvement, we decreased knee buckling (from 45% to 5%), decreased knee immobilizer use (from 7% to


G. Ross Baker