Quality improvement training for healthcare professionals

Document type
Literature review
Corporate author(s)
Health Foundation (Great Britain)
Health Foundation
Date of publication
1 August 2012
Health Services, Education and Skills
Social welfare
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This evidence scan explores the evidence on training about formal quality improvement techniques available for health professionals and the existent evidence about the most effective methods for training clinicians in quality improvement. The training approaches most commonly researched include: university courses about formal quality improvement approaches; teaching quality improvement as one component of other modules or interspersed throughout a curriculum; using practical projects to develop skills; online modules, distance learning and printed resources; professional development workshops; simulations and role play; and collaboratives and on-the-job training.