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Quality Improvement is a topic covered in the Pediatric Surgery NaT.

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This topic explores the fundamentals of quality improvement (QI) for a target audience of surgical trainees and surgeons. Specifically, content has been authored by pediatric surgeons and the illustrations tailored to children’s surgical care. While not all encompassing, we begin with a summary of QI basics, design and strategies including definition of key terms and principles needed to understand and start the QI process. Nuances of QI are addressed including the fundamental need to reduce variation, the critical role of individual leadership, institutional effort, multicenter collaboration and the delicate incorporation of surgical innovation. Current research efforts and the future directions of QI are noted.

Ultimately, the objective is to provide a primer for pediatric surgeons so that they may begin participating in local QI efforts in order to provide our patients with safe, effective, patient centered, timely, efficient and equitable care [1].

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Last updated: May 1, 2017


Raval, Mehul V, et al. "Quality Improvement." Pediatric Surgery NaT, American Pediatric Surgical Association, 2017. APSA Webapp, www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829492/all/Quality_Improvement.
Raval MV, Dasgupta R, Kotagal M, Flynn-O'Brien KT, Alexander M, E, J, Alder AC. Quality Improvement. In: Waldhausen J, Powell D, Hirschl R, eds. Pediatric Surgery NaT. American Pediatric Surgical Association; 2017. https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829492/all/Quality_Improvement. Accessed July 17, 2019.
Raval, M. V., Dasgupta, R., Kotagal, M., Flynn-O'Brien, K. T., Alexander, M., … , E. (2017). Quality Improvement. In Waldhausen, J., Powell, D., & Hirschl, R. (Eds.), Pediatric Surgery NaT. Available from https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829492/all/Quality_Improvement
Raval MV, Dasgupta R, Kotagal M, Flynn-O'Brien KT, Alexander M, E, J, Alder AC. Quality Improvement [Internet]. In: Waldhausen J, Powell D, Hirschl R, editors. Pediatric Surgery NaT. American Pediatric Surgical Association; 2017. [cited 2019 July 17]. Available from: https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829492/all/Quality_Improvement.
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TY - ELEC T1 - Quality Improvement ID - 829492 A1 - Raval,Mehul,MD, MS AU - Dasgupta,Roshni,MD, MPH AU - Kotagal,Meera,MD, MPH AU - Flynn-O'Brien,Katherine,MD, MPH AU - Alexander,Matthew, AU - ,Erica Carlisle, AU - ,Joel Shilyansky, AU - Alder,Adam,MD, MSCS ED - Waldhausen,John, ED - Powell,David, ED - Hirschl,Ron, Y1 - 2017/05/01/ BT - Pediatric Surgery NaT UR - https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829492/all/Quality_Improvement PB - American Pediatric Surgical Association DB - APSA Webapp DP - Unbound Medicine ER -