Residency programs can use nationally collected quality metrics to examine how well residents in a program are meeting national standards for high-quality patient care, according to a new study published in the June 2022 issue of the Journal of Graduate Medical Education and co-authored by three KPSOM faculty members.
The study, titled “The Reliability of Graduate Medical Education Quality of Care Clinical Performance Measures,” was written by Jung Kim, PhD, MPH, KPSOM Assistant Professor of Health Systems Science; Lindsay Mazotti, MD, KPSOM Assistant Dean for Clinical Education; and Michael Kanter, MD, CPPS, KPSOM Chair of Clinical Science; along with colleagues. The research team “examined the reliability of the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) clinical performance measures in family medicine and internal medicine [graduate medical education] GME programs” from 566 residents in eight internal medicine and family medicine programs between 2014 to 2017. This was done to “determine whether HEDIS measures can inform residents and their programs with their quality of care.” Through their research, the team found that “GME programs may reliably evaluate HEDIS performance pooled at the program level, but less so at the resident level due to patient volume.”
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