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Quality Improvement and Obstetrics/Gynaecology Education: A Survey of Canadian Residency Program Directors

Published:April 14, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jogc.2022.04.002
      Quality improvement (QI) has become increasingly important in residency education after its recent inclusion in the CanMEDS framework.
      Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
      CanMEDS patient safety and quality improvement.
      However, previous studies suggest that Canadian postgraduate residents have low levels of formal QI teaching.
      • Trivedi S.V.
      • Hartmann R.J.
      • Hall J.N.
      • et al.
      Residents’ perspective of quality improvement and patient safety education in Canadian emergency medicine residency programs.
      These studies did not include obstetrics/gynaecology residency programs, particularly within a Canadian context. To address this research gap, the aim of this study was to assess current practices in QI education within Canadian obstetrics/gynaecology (OB/GYN) programs.
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        • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
        CanMEDS patient safety and quality improvement.
        (Available at: https://www.royalcollege.ca/rcsite/canmeds/framework/patient-safety-quality-improvement-e. Accessed April 1, 2022)
        Date accessed: April 1, 2022
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