Results of an Effort to Integrate Quality and Safety into Medical and Nursing School Curricula and Foster Joint Learning

Headrick LA, Barton AJ, Ogrinc G, et al. Results of an effort to integrate quality and safety into medical and nursing school curricula and foster joint learning. Health Affairs. 2012 Dec;31(12):2669-2680.


Medical and nursing schools that participated in the Retooling for Quality and Safety initiative, funded by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, made major progress toward integration of health care improvement and patient safety into their required curricula. IHI Open School authors provide insights into incorporating improvement and safety training into required curricula, identifying learning goals that require interprofessional education, and strategies for overcoming common challenges.


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