Teaching Quality Improvement in Emergency Medicine Training Programs: A Review of Best Practices

NA-SM-QI in EM Programs


International   graduate medical accreditation bodies are placing increasing emphasis on   resident education and competency in the principles of quality improvement   and patient safety (QIPS). Current QIPS educational curricula are   heterogeneous and variably attain stated objectives. We have conducted a   review of QIPS curricular best practices and barriers to   implementation of successful QIPS curricula and provide clear   solutions aimed at overcoming these barriers. Emergency medicine programs   provide fertile ground for QIPS initiatives and can become world   leaders in QIPS curricular development and education.

Authors: Shawn Mondoux, Teresa M. Chan, Felix Ankel, David P. Sklar

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