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Journal Article

Characteristics of quality and patient safety curricula in major teaching hospitals.

Pingleton SK, Davis DA, Dickler RM. American journal of medical quality : the official journal of the American College of Medical Quality. 2010;25:305-11.

A recent report by the National Patient Safety Foundation challenged residency programs to train housestaff in patient safety and quality improvement. This study finds that, in addition to formal curricula, residents are increasingly learning patient safety principles through informal and hidden curricula in teaching hospitals.