Improving the Quality of Patient Care Through a Collaborative Maintenance of Certification and Next Accreditation System Project - American Board of Medical Specialties

This survey study assessed a model for a collaborative performance improvement project between resident and attending physicians that met requirements for the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) next accreditation system (NAS) for resident physicians. The project focused on creating a transition of care for residents while obtaining attendees’ perspectives, which included a survey to assess residents and formal signout-training. Survey results showed that perception on the sign-out process improved after the formal training. This project showed a successful attending and resident physician effort to improve processes. The project was approved by the American Board of Radiology (ABR) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Group and MOC credit was received for participation.


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