Publishing quality improvement work in clinical practice in pediatric psychology: The "why" and "how To"

Jennifer Verrill Schurman*, Laurie A. Gayes, Laura Slosky, Mary E. Hunter, Felicity A. Pino

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Abstract

Quality improvement (QI) is an iterative process designed to make controlled changes within the health care delivery system to provide patients with high-quality care that meets both their expectations and needs. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology (CPPP) is actively soliciting QI studies to further its mission to promote and support the evidence-based clinical work of pediatric psychologists. This article (a) provides a basic introduction to what QI is and how it fits within ethical health care practice, (b) briefly describes the historical context of QI in health care, (c) discusses how QI serves as a complement to routine evidence-based care, and (d) gives guidance for writing up and publishing QI work. The overarching aim of this article is to promote the submission and acceptance of high-quality QI studies to Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)80-91
Number of pages12
JournalClinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015

Keywords

  • ethics
  • evidence-based practice
  • quality improvement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Applied Psychology

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