MO-F-304-01: Applying PDSA to a Practical Clinical Problem: Variation in Procedural Doses Among Interventional Radiologists

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Abstract

With the current Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirement for a practice quality improvement (PQI) project every 3 years, we all (well, most of us) find ourselves searching for projects that are both manageable and likely to have a positive impact on our clinical practice. In this session we will walk through the use of the Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) cycle to address a common finding in practices where fluoroscopically guided interventions (FGI) are performed: variation in procedural doses among physicians. We will also examine strategies to secure physician support using carrots, not sticks.

Learning Objectives:

  • 1.Review the PDSA cycle and its application to PQI.
  • 2.Discuss strategies for action in the example presented.
  • 3.Examine strategies for successful group PQI projects.

A. Kyle Jones: Owner, FluoroSafety

Joseph R. Steele: Consultant, FluoroSafety

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