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Welcome to the Centre for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

  • Upcoming Introductory QI Workshop: Feb 2, 2017

    Deadline to submit completed applications and make payments is January 15, 2017
    Contact us for more information.
  • Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Forum 2016 was a great success!

    Click here to view the Breakout Presentations and Poster Abstracts from the day
  • The Certificate Course Program is now full for 2016-2017

    Please check back for 2017-18 Applications in March 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: Beyond the Checklist: Working to Advance a Culture of Safety in the OR
Speaker: Dr. Carol-Anne Moulton, MBBS, PhD, FRACS

Time: Thursday, Dec 8th @ 12-1PM
Location (s): Host Site - Toronto General Hospital, 11th Floor Peter Munk Building, Rm 190. Sites participating via OTN - 525 University Avenue, Rm 630 and Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, Rm 211

Centre Publications

Shojania KG, Dixon-Woods. Estimating deaths due to medical error: the ongoing controversy and why it matters. BMJ Qual Saf. 2016 Oct 12.

Gandhi TK, Berwick DM, Shojania KG. Patient Safety at the Crossroads. JAMA. 2016;315(17):1829-1830.

Wong BM, Sullivan GM. How to Write Up Your Quality Improvement Initiatives for Publication. J Grad Med Educ. 2016 May;8(2):128-33.

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