Collaborating for improvement in health professions education

Qual Manag Health Care. 1998 Winter;6(2):1-11. doi: 10.1097/00019514-199806020-00001.


Continual improvement efforts have been slower in health professions education than in health care delivery. This article identifies the lessons learned by teams working in an Interdisciplinary Professional Education Collaborative in overcoming barriers to carrying out continual improvement efforts in these educational organizations.

MeSH terms

  • Competency-Based Education
  • Diffusion of Innovation
  • Health Occupations / education*
  • Hospital Administration / education
  • Humans
  • Management Quality Circles
  • Models, Educational*
  • Models, Organizational
  • Organizational Case Studies
  • Organizational Innovation
  • Schools, Health Occupations
  • Teaching / standards
  • Total Quality Management*
  • United States