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311.615.11 Quality of Medical Care

Cancelled

Department:
Health Policy and Management
Term:
Summer Inst. term
Credits:
3 credits
Academic Year:
2017 - 2018
Location:
East Baltimore
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Pamela Davis
Course Instructor :
Frequency Schedule:
One Year Only
Resources:
Description:

Introduces quality issues, including quality assessment and assurance performed by researchers, health systems, professional societies, and government and other third party organizations who pay for care. Provides a basis to evaluate the effectiveness of quality assessment and assurance activities. Describes different approaches to quality improvement and evaluation.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe a framework for analyzing and improving the quality of medical care
  2. Explain how to assess quality of care for a medical condition, including: relative advantages/disadvantages of measuring structure, process, outcome; different assessment methods and need for risk adjustment; advantages and methods for assessing patie
  3. Describe the fundamental elements of quality assurance in the United States
  4. Discuss how to develop a workable quality improvement and evaluation plan, including: theoretical framework, quality assessment, evaluating assessment results and developing goals for improvement, changing individual health professionals’ behavior
Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation based on a midterm paper and a final paper.

Enrollment Restriction:

Restricted to graduate students

Instructor Consent:

No consent required