Teaching and assessing resident competence in practice-based learning and improvement
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- Ogrinc, G., Headrick, L.A., Morrison, L.J. et al. J GEN INTERN MED (2004) 19: 496. doi:10.1111/j.1525-1497.2004.30102.x
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We designed, implemented, and evaluated a 4-week practice-based learning and improvement (PBLI) elective. Eleven internal medicine residents from 2 separate residency programs participated in the PBLI elective and 22 other residents comprised a comparison group. Residents in each group had similar pretest Quality Improvement Knowledge Application Tool scores; but after the PBLI elective, participant scores were significantly higher. Also, participants’ self-assessed ratings of PBLI skills increased after the rotation and remained elevated 6 months afterward. In this curriculum, residents completed a project to improve patient care and demonstrated their knowledge on an evaluation tool in a way that was superior to nonparticipants.