Exemplary Care and Learning Sites: A Model for Achieving Continual Improvement in Care and Learning in the Clinical Setting

  title={Exemplary Care and Learning Sites: A Model for Achieving Continual Improvement in Care and Learning in the Clinical Setting},
  author={Linda A. Headrick and Greg S Ogrinc and Kimberly G. Hoffman and Katherine Stevenson and Marc Shalaby and Albertine S. Beard and Karin Th{\"o}rne and Mary Thoesen Coleman and Karyn D. Baum},
  journal={Academic Medicine},
  pages={354 - 359}
Problem Current models of health care quality improvement do not explicitly describe the role of health professions education. The authors propose the Exemplary Care and Learning Site (ECLS) model as an approach to achieving continual improvement in care and learning in the clinical setting. Approach From 2008–2012, an iterative, interactive process was used to develop the ECLS model and its core elements—patients and families informing process changes; trainees engaging both in care and the… 
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