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Acad Med. 2004 Oct;79(10 Suppl):S65-7.

A continuous quality improvement curriculum for residents: addressing core competency, improving systems.

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  • 1adjurici@iupui.edu

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To describe the development, implementation, and evaluation of a residency continuous quality improvement (CQI) curriculum.

METHOD:

Forty-four medicine and pediatrics residents participated in a CQI curriculum. Resident-designed projects were scored for CQI construct skills using a grading tool. Pre- and post-tests evaluated knowledge, perceived knowledge, interest, and self-efficacy.

RESULTS:

Differences between pre- and post-test perceived knowledge and self-efficacy were highly significant (p <.001). The mean project score was 81.7% (SD 8.3%). Higher knowledge was associated with higher ratings of self-efficacy. There was no correlation of measured knowledge with project score or interest.

CONCLUSIONS:

Resident education and learning in CQI served to produce innovative and creative improvement projects that demonstrated individual residents' competency in practice-based learning and improvement.

PMID:
15383393
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