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Welcome to the Centre for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

  • Upcoming Introductory QI Workshop: TBD

    Contact us for more information.
  • Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Forum 2017 will be on October 23rd, 2017!

    QIPSF 2016 was a great success! Click here to view the Breakout Presentations and Poster Abstracts from the day.
  • Applications for Certificate Course 2017-18 available for download: March 11, 2017

    Deadline for application submission: May 18, 2017
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Education

The Centre made a strategic decision to focus on capacity building through education and training in the methods of quality improvement. Equipping a cadre of individuals from a wide range of clinical settings to develop improvement projects in their own clinical settings (sometimes in partnership with experts for CQuIPS) offered the opportunity for local improvements and academic productivity.

C-QuIPS Research

Core and affiliated members engage in a broad range of research, mostly in the acute care setting, but also focused on improved care coordination and transitions across settings of care. Specific research topics include clinical informatics, medication safety, usability and human factors engineering, fatigue, handoffs between providers, innovative models for teaching the concepts and methods of quality improvement, and improving methods for identifying patient safety problems.

Upcoming Events

City Wide Quality and Safety Rounds

Topic: TBD

Speaker: TBD

Time: Thurs, April 13, 2017 @ 12-1PM

Host Site - Sunnybrook: Bayview Campus - McLaughlin Auditorium, EG-61 
Sites participating via OTN - C-QuIPS/Sickkids: 525 University Avenue, Rm 630; St Michael’s - TBD

OTN Webcast Link: TBD

Centre Publications

McQuillan RF, Wong BM. The SQUIRE Guidelines: A Scholarly Approach to Quality Improvement. J Grad Med Educ. 2016 Dec;8(5):771-772.

Coffey M, Espin S, Hahmann T, Clairman H, Lo L, Friedman JN, Matlow A. Parent Preferences for Medical Error Disclosure: A Qualitative Study. Hosp Pediatr. 2016 Dec 22.

Leis JA, Shojania KG. A primer on PDSA: executing plan-do-study-act cycles in practice, not just in name. BMJ Qual Saf. 2016 Dec 16.

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