Letters Mid Staffs inquiry

IHI Open School’s quality improvement initiative

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f1371 (Published 05 March 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f1371
  1. Hope Olivia Ward, third year medical student1,
  2. Aled Jones, senior lecturer2,
  3. Andrew Carson-Stevens, clinical lecturer3
  1. 1Cardiff University School of Medicine, Cardiff CF14 4XW, UK
  2. 2School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, College of Biomedical and Life Sciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
  3. 3Institute of Primary Care and Public Health, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
  1. wardho{at}cardiff.ac.uk

The Francis report reflects the need for students, like all members of the healthcare team, “to make the protection of patients their priority.”1 2 Since 2008, when the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open School opened its virtual doors, more than 150 000 students and faculty across the world have accepted this call.3 The school provides online courses in quality improvement, …

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