Introduction to Quality Improvement

Introduction to Quality Improvement - #50

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Understand key concepts in healthcare quality improvement in any setting.

Understand key concepts in healthcare quality improvement in any setting.

Be able to select and implement a quality improvement project.

Quality improvement is best defined as the combined and unceasing efforts of everyone-healthcare professionals, patients and their families, researchers, payers, planners and educators to make the changes that will lead to better patient outcomes, better system performance and better professional development (3). This definition shows how quality improvement is a shared responsibility among all those involved.

List, define and integrate common terminology used in heath care quality improvement.

(1) Committee on Quality of Healthcare in American, Institute of Medicine. Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century. Washington, D.C: National Academy Press; 2001.

(2) Berwick, D, and Hackbarth A. Eliminating Waste in US Health Care. JAMA 2012; 307(14): 1513–6.

(3) Ogrinc, G et al. Fundamentals of Health Care Improvement. Oakbrook Terrace, IL. Joint Commission Resources; 2012.

(4) IHI Open School Lesson Improvement Capability 102: The Model for Improvement: Your Engine for Change.

(5) Goodwin J, Singh A, et al. Overuse of Screening Colonoscopy in the Medicare Population. Arch Intern Med 2011; 171(15): 1335-43.

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Austin Loranger, Bethany Smeltzer MD, Jerome Van Ruiswyk MD, Edmund Duthie MD.

Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI.