A novel approach to implementation of quality and safety programmes in anaesthesiology

Deborah A. Schwengel, Bradford D. Winters, Lauren C. Berkow, Lynette Mark, Eugenie S. Heitmiller, Sean M. Berenholtz

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Far too many patients suffer preventable harm from medical errors that add to needless suffering and cost of care. Underdeveloped residency training programmes in patient safety are a major contributor to preventable harm. Consequently, the Institute of Medicine has called for health professionals to reform their educational programmes to advance health-care safety and quality. Additionally, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) now requires education in -systems-based practice- and -practice-based learning and improvement- as core competencies ofresidency training programmes. The specific aim of this article is to describe the implementation of a novel programme designed to enhance residency education, meet ACGME core competencies and improve quality and safety education in one residency programmeat an academic medical institution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)557-567
Number of pages11
JournalBest Practice and Research: Clinical Anaesthesiology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2011


  • curriculum
  • health-care systems
  • quality improvement
  • safety
  • training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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