Designed to help residents meet new ACGME requirement of participation in a QI initiative
Covers the breadth of tools needed from creating a project to publishing it
Formatted for quick and easy reference
Teaches the specific tools of QI initiatives
Presents examples of actual QI initiatives developed by residents, attendings and fellows, including "do's and dont's"
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Table of contents (35 chapters)
Background to Medical Quality Improvement and Safety
Perspectives for Residency Program Directors and Hospital Administration
Sample QI Projects
About this book
Though originally designed with physicians in mind, the book will also be helpful for physician assistants, nurses, physical, occupational and speech language pathology therapists, as well as students in these disciplines. Since no QI intervention is likely to be successful if attempted in isolation more non-physician clinicians are joining the ranks of quality and safety leadership. Therefore several non-physician clinician led initiatives included in the manuscript constitute an integral part of this book.
The book serves as a short introduction to the field of medical quality improvement and safety emphasizing the practical pointers of how to actually implement a project from its inception to publication. To our knowledge this is the first concise do-it-yourself publication of its kind. Some of the topics covered include: how to perform an efficient literature search, how to get published, how to scope a project, how to generate improvement ideas, effective communication, team, project management and basic quality improvement tools like PDCA, DMAIC, Lean, Six Sigma, human factors, medical informatics etc..
Although no substitute for the services of a trained clinical statistician, chapters on statistics and critical assessment of the medical literature familiarizes residents with basic statistical methodologies, clinical trials and evidence based medicine (EBM). Since no QI project is complete without providing evidence for post-intervention improvement we provide a short introduction to the free statistical language R, which helps residents independently run basic statistical calculations. Because much of QI involves assessment of subjective human experiences, there is also a chapter on how to write surveys. Resident’s Handbook of Medical Quality and Safety is not an exhaustive QI textbook but rather a hands-on pocket guide to supplement formal training by other means.
- patient safety
- quality improvement
- preventative medicine
- public health
Editors and Affiliations
Levi (Levan) Atanelov
About the editor
Levan Atanelov, MD, MS
Johns Hopkins Medical School Faculty
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Book Title: Resident’s Handbook of Medical Quality and Safety
Editors: Levi (Levan) Atanelov
Publisher: Springer Cham
Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-24188-3Published: 21 April 2016
eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-24190-6Published: 11 April 2016
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XVII, 396
Number of Illustrations: 14 b/w illustrations, 57 illustrations in colour
Topics: Medicine/Public Health, general