VI.A.1.b) Quality Improvement
VI.A.1.b).(1) Education in Quality Improvement
A cohesive model of health care includes quality-related goals, tools, and techniques that are necessary in order for health care professionals to achieve quality improvement goals.
VI.A.1.b).(1).(a) Residents must receive training and experience in quality improvement processes, including an understanding of health care disparities. (Core)
VI.A.1.b).(2) Quality Metrics Access to data is essential to prioritizing activities for care improvement and evaluating success of improvement efforts.
VI.A.1.b).(2).(a) Residents and faculty members must receive data on quality metrics and benchmarks related to their patient populations. (Core)
VI.A.1.b).(3) Engagement in Quality Improvement Activities
Experiential learning is essential to developing the ability to identify and institute sustainable systems-based changes to improve patient care.
VI.A.1.b).(3).(a) Residents must have the opportunity to participate in interprofessional quality improvement activities. (Core)
VI.A.1.b).(3).(a).(i) This should include activities aimed at reducing health care disparities. (Detail)