Quality of Medical Care
Required: Introduction to Online learning and an understanding of health care systems (or concurrent enrollment in Introduction to the US Health Care System). Strongly Recommended: Training and experience with writing US-style term papers or concurrent enrollment in 550.001.01 English for Academic Purposes I or similar training (eg, coursera – Academic English: Writing Specialization https://www.coursera.org/specializations/academic-english).
- Describe a framework for analyzing and improving the quality of medical care
- Explain how to assess quality of care for a medical condition, including: relative advantages/disadvantages of measuring structure, process, outcome; different assessment methods and need for risk adjustment; advantages and methods for assessing patient satisfaction
- Describe the fundamental elements of quality assurance in the United States
- Discuss how to develop a workable quality improvement and evaluation plan, including: theoretical framework, quality assessment, evaluating assessment results and developing goals for improvement, changing individual health professionals’ behavior
- 50% Midterm Paper
- 50% Final Paper