Journal article

Pediatric Residents' Reports of Quality Improvement Training and Experiences: Time for an Improvement Cycle?

Daniel J Schumacher, Laurel K Leslie, Kenton D Van, Gary L Freed

Acad Pediatr | Elsevier BV | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Explore pediatric residents' experiences and confidence with quality improvement (QI). METHODS: Pediatric residents were surveyed nationally in July 2017 about their demographic characteristics, experiences with QI projects over the previous year, and confidence with QI skills. Descriptive statistics and distributions of each individual demographic and QI variable, as well as training program size, were calculated for each variable. QI question responses were compared to demographic characteristics of the respondents, and chi-square statistics were calculated. RESULTS: In total, 11,137 out of 11,304 (98.5%) residents completed the survey. Half of residents had participated in a QI..

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