Ability to demonstrate a continuous commitment to improve patient care
What is it?
Quality improvement is being willing and able to reflect on experiences that inform shortcomings and how to progress. It is striving for goals and welcoming feedback from others to improve patient care.
Why is it important?
In this day and age of increasingly new knowledge and practices, valuing and striving for improvement is integral for success. There are many healthcare providers and patients are searching for physicians that are able to meet their needs. In addition, making quality improvement part of the job can morale because both staff and patients see that barriers to care they face each day are being addressed. Physicians play a significant part, ranging from improving hand washing hygiene to reducing ventilator-associated pneumonia, etc.