Teaching quality essentials: the effectiveness of a team-based quality improvement curriculum in a tertiary health care institution.


Journal Article

A unique quality improvement (QI) curriculum was implemented within the Division of General Internal Medicine to improve QI knowledge through multidisciplinary, team-based education, which also met the QI requirement for the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) and the Mayo Quality Fellows program. Participants completed up to 4 QI learning modules, including pretest and posttest assessments. A participant who successfully completed all 4 modules received certification as a Silver Quality Fellow and credit toward the quality requirement for ABIM MOC. Of 62 individuals invited to participate, 33 (53%) completed all 4 modules and corresponding pretests and posttests. Participants substantially improved knowledge in all 4 quality modules. Study group participants' pretest scores averaged 71.0%, and their posttest scores averaged 92.7%. Posttest scores of reference group participants compared favorably, averaging 89.2%. Initial assessments showed substantial knowledge improvements and successful implementation of staff-developed QI projects.

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Cited Authors

  • Majka, AJ; Cook, KE; Lynch, SL; Garovic, VD; Ghosh, AK; West, CP; Feyereisn, WL; Paat, JJ; Williams, BJ; Hale, CW; Botz, CT; Phul, AE; Mueller, PS

Published Date

  • May 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 28 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 214 - 219

PubMed ID

  • 23042914

Pubmed Central ID

  • 23042914

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1555-824X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/1062860612460725


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States