Faculty Hour: A Model for Interdisciplinary Quality Improvement in the Perioperative Setting

  • Sharon Muret-WagstaffEmail author
  • Brett A. Simon


Clinicians who are committed to quality and patient safety frequently lack the means and infrastructure to implement and sustain the interdisciplinary collaboration needed to actualize system improvement. The Faculty Hour model affords surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, and others the opportunity to meet together at the start of the day once each week to advance quality and outcomes for patients, to accelerate learning and innovation, and to foster mutual joy in work.


Faculty Development Department Chair Transversus Abdominis Plane Balance Scorecard Patient Safety Culture 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain MedicineBeth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterBostonUSA
  2. 2.Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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