Urology Resident Involvement in Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Activities

Bryant Van Leeuwen, Jiang Jinfeng, Christopher M. Deibert

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Purpose of Review: To assess current urology resident engagement in patient safety and quality improvement (PSQI) and how to improve resident involvement in PSQI. Recent Findings: Overall urology resident participation in PSQI is low, especially when compared to other non-surgical residency programs. Multiple methods have been successfully implemented to increase resident participation in PSQI. Summary: Patient safety and quality improvement are extremely important to the progression of both urology and the healthcare community. True and meaningful participation in PSQI is lacking for many urology residents. However, there are easily adopted methods to improve resident involvement in this area of healthcare. These methods include direct communication and access between residents and hospital PSQI boards, resident-led safety councils, monetary incentives, formal training, and PSQI resident support teams.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number48
JournalCurrent Urology Reports
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2020


  • Education
  • Patient safety
  • Quality
  • Resident

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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