Development and implementation of a national quality improvement skills curriculum for urology residents in the United Kingdom: A prospective multi-method, multi-center study

Pallari, Elena, Khadjesari, Zarnie, Green, James SA and Sevdalis, Nick (2019) Development and implementation of a national quality improvement skills curriculum for urology residents in the United Kingdom: A prospective multi-method, multi-center study. The American Journal of Surgery, 217 (2). pp. 233-243. ISSN 0002-9610

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Abstract

Background: Surgical quality improvement (QI) is a global priority. We report the design and proof-of concept testing of a QI skills curriculum for urology residents. Methods: ‘Umbrella review’ of QI curricula (Phase-1); development of draft QI curriculum (Phase-2); curriculum review by Steering Committee of urologists (Attendings & Residents), QI and medical education experts and patients (Phase-3); proof-of-concept testing (Phase-4). Results: Phase-1: Six systematic reviews were identified of 4,332 search hits. Most curricula are developed/evaluated in the USA; use mixed teaching methods (incl. didactic, QI exercises & self-reflection); and introduce core QI techniques (e.g., Plan-Do-Study-Act). Phase-2: curriculum drafted. Phase-3: the curriculum was judged to represent state-of-the-art, relevant QI training. Stronger patient involvement element was incorporated. Phase-4: the curriculum was delivered to 43 urology residents. The delivery was feasible; the curriculum implementable; and a knowledge-skills-attitudes evaluation approach successful. Conclusion: We have developed a practical QI curriculum, for further evaluation and national implementation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: quality improvement,curriculum,education,urology
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2018 09:30
Last Modified: 21 May 2020 00:09
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/68878
DOI: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2018.11.008

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