Teaching Quality Essentials: The Effectiveness of a Team-Based Quality Improvement Curriculum in a Tertiary Health Care Institution

Andrew J. Majka, Katlyn E. Cook, Stacia L. Lynch, Vesna D. Garovic, Amit K. Ghosh, Colin P. West, Wayne L. Feyereisn, John J. Paat, Brandon J. Williams, Curt W. Hale, Catherine T. Botz, Ashley E. Phul, Paul S. Mueller

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Abstract

A unique quality improvement (QI) curriculum was implemented within the Division of General Internal Medicine to improve QI knowledge through multidisciplinary, team-based education, which also met the QI requirement for the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) and the Mayo Quality Fellows program. Participants completed up to 4 QI learning modules, including pretest and posttest assessments. A participant who successfully completed all 4 modules received certification as a Silver Quality Fellow and credit toward the quality requirement for ABIM MOC. Of 62 individuals invited to participate, 33 (53%) completed all 4 modules and corresponding pretests and posttests. Participants substantially improved knowledge in all 4 quality modules. Study group participants' pretest scores averaged 71.0%, and their posttest scores averaged 92.7%. Posttest scores of reference group participants compared favorably, averaging 89.2%. Initial assessments showed substantial knowledge improvements and successful implementation of staff-developed QI projects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)214-219
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Medical Quality
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2013

Keywords

  • Maintenance of Certification
  • continuing medical education
  • continuing professional education
  • quality improvement
  • team training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy

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    Majka, A. J., Cook, K. E., Lynch, S. L., Garovic, V. D., Ghosh, A. K., West, C. P., Feyereisn, W. L., Paat, J. J., Williams, B. J., Hale, C. W., Botz, C. T., Phul, A. E., & Mueller, P. S. (2013). Teaching Quality Essentials: The Effectiveness of a Team-Based Quality Improvement Curriculum in a Tertiary Health Care Institution. American Journal of Medical Quality, 28(3), 214-219. https://doi.org/10.1177/1062860612460725