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

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 4332 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.

journal_name

Am J Surg

authors

Pallari E,Khadjesari Z,Green JSA,Sevdalis N

doi

10.1016/j.amjsurg.2018.11.008

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

2019-02-01 00:00:00

pages

233-243

issue

2

eissn

0002-9610

issn

1879-1883

pii

S0002-9610(18)30565-8

journal_volume

217

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