Evaluating Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Programs
- Winter Inst. term
- Health Policy and Management
- 3 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2020 - 2021
- Mon 01/04/2021 - Fri 01/08/2021
- Class Times:
This course will be offered January 4, 6, 8, 2021 from 9am - 12pm.
- M W F, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Prepares students to evaluate Quality Improvement/Patient Safety (QI/PS), projects by developing their competencies in the following areas: 1) Critiquing evaluations of QI/PS projects; 2) Designing a robust evaluation of a QI/PS project; and 3) Conducting a small scale qualitative study.
- Learning Objectives:
- Enumerate and communicate the importance of environmental, organizational, group, provider, task, work system, implementation and patient influences on outcomes
- Describe and evaluate strengths and weaknesses of designs for testing success of QI/PS interventions
- Describe operational steps to conducting robust data collection and analysis (quantitative and qualitative)
- Define and describe remedies for common problems in QI/PS studies
- Methods of Assessment:
This course is evaluated as follows:
- 40% Participation
- 60% Final Paper
- Instructor Consent:
No consent required
- Special Comments:
This course will be offered remotely with a mix of asynchronous lectures and synchronous zoom sessions. Students are required to listen to lectures prior to the start of class. Final exam is due by February 5, 2021.