This article describes a medical school's effort to introduce quality improvement (QI) concepts and methods through experiential learning to students as part of a required eight-week primary care clerkship. Each student describes a patient with asthma, investigates the cost of care, and assesses the outcome through an interview with the patient. These patients are considered together as recipients of an areawide process of care. The statistical tools of QI were adapted in a workbook to help students understand care as a process and their role as physicians in improving it.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Quality Review Bulletin|
|State||Published - 1991|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Leadership and Management