Teaching quality improvement in a primary care residency.

  title={Teaching quality improvement in a primary care residency.},
  author={Vanessa A. Diaz and Peter J. Carek and Lori M. Dickerson and Terrence E. Steyer},
  journal={Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety},
  volume={36 10},
BACKGROUND Several organizations emphasize that medical education should include how to improve patient outcomes effectively using quality improvement (QI) methods. In spite of the importance of teaching QI principles, limited literature exists on the implementation and evaluation of these in residency programs. METHODS The Clinical Scholars Program was established in 1996 to provide residents an opportunity to participate in a scholarly activity. The program, fully integrated into a… CONTINUE READING