An Analysis of Quality Improvement Education at US Colleges of Pharmacy.
Stolpe, Samuel F
Hincapie, Ana L
Nelson, Melissa L
AffiliationUniv Arizona, Coll Pharm
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PublisherAMER ASSOC COLL PHARMACY
CitationAn Analysis of Quality Improvement Education at US Colleges of Pharmacy. 2017, 81 (3):51 Am J Pharm Educ
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AbstractObjective. Analyze quality improvement (QI) education across US pharmacy programs. Methods. This was a two stage cross-sectional study that inspected each accredited school website for published QI curriculum or related content, and e-mailed a questionnaire to each school asking about QI curriculum or content. T-test and chi square were used for analysis with an alpha a priori set at .05. Results. Sixty responses (47% response rate) revealed the least-covered QI topics: quality dashboards /sentinel systems (30%); six-sigma or other QI methodologies (45%); safety and quality measures (57%); Medicare Star measures and payment incentives (58%); and how to implement changes to improve quality (60%). More private institutions covered Adverse Drug Events than public institutions and required a dedicated QI class; however, required QI projects were more often reported by public institutions. Conclusion. Despite the need for pharmacists to understand QI, it is not covered well in school curricula.
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