We believed the time had come to create uniform, clinically meaningful feedback for gynaecologic surgeons in Canada. Performance feedback for medical students, resident and fellow trainees is common before starting clinical practice. In an era where quality improvement work is gaining momentum, it is important to continue this culture of feedback for practicing physicians.
In 2017, Drs. Lindsay Shirreff and Ally Murji created the Surgical Gynaecology Scorecard for hysterectomy procedures with leadership from Drs. Jodi Shapiro, Mathew Sermer and John Kingdom and the support of Sinai Health System and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Toronto. We began this initiative at a single hospital and expanded to include 10 hospitals across 4 Canadian universities.
As an extension of this quality improvement project, this website aims to bring useful resources from our collaboration to gynaecologists and their patients to improve care. We look forward to adding initiatives in the years to come.