Training in quality and safety: the current landscape

Am J Med Qual. 2015 Nov-Dec;30(6):526-38. doi: 10.1177/1062860614544194. Epub 2014 Jul 30.


The current US health care environment requires and encourages the development and implementation of training programs focusing on quality improvement and patient safety. This article offers a new resource that details the basic characteristics of such physician-inclusive training programs. Specifically, program type, objectives, eligibility, cost, training length, and modality are aggregated and displayed to provide health care professionals with a new tool to facilitate individual education in the field of quality improvement and patient safety.

Keywords: health care; quality; safety; training.

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Inservice Training / economics
  • Inservice Training / methods*
  • Inservice Training / organization & administration*
  • Organizational Objectives
  • Patient Safety / standards*
  • Physicians*
  • Quality Improvement / organization & administration*
  • Quality Improvement / standards
  • Quality of Health Care
  • Time Factors