Training in quality and safety: the current landscape

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

Abstract

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