Welcome to the Centre for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

  • Call for Applications: Certificate Course in Patient Safety and Quality Improvement 2017-18 is now accepting applicants!

    Deadline for application submission: May 12, 2017 at 4PM
  • Call for Applications: US Veteran Administration Quality Scholars (VAQS) program 2017-2019

    Deadline for application submission: May 15th, 2017.
  • Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Forum 2017 will be on October 23rd, 2017!

    QIPSF 2016 was a great success! Click here to view the Breakout Presentations and Poster Abstracts from the day.
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The Centre made a strategic decision to focus on capacity building through education and training in the methods of quality improvement. Equipping a cadre of individuals from a wide range of clinical settings to develop improvement projects in their own clinical settings (sometimes in partnership with experts for CQuIPS) offered the opportunity for local improvements and academic productivity.

C-QuIPS Research

Core and affiliated members engage in a broad range of research, mostly in the acute care setting, but also focused on improved care coordination and transitions across settings of care. Specific research topics include clinical informatics, medication safety, usability and human factors engineering, fatigue, handoffs between providers, innovative models for teaching the concepts and methods of quality improvement, and improving methods for identifying patient safety problems.

Upcoming Events

City Wide Quality and Safety Rounds

Topic: Discharge Before 1100: Advancing a Quality Culture through Team Based Discharge Planning

Speaker: Lina Gagliardi MSW, RSW & Tracey DasGupta, RN, MN

Time: Thurs, April 13, 2017 @ 12-1PM

Host Site - Sunnybrook: Bayview Campus - McLaughlin Auditorium, EG-61 
Sites participating via OTN - C-QuIPS/Sickkids: 525 University Avenue, Rm 630; St Michael’s - Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, Room 211

OTN Webcast Link:

Centre Publications

Wong BM, Coffey M, Nousiainen MT, Brydges R, McDonald-Blumer H, Atkinson A, Levinson W, Stroud L. Learning Through Experience: Influence of Formal and Informal Training on Medical Error Disclosure Skills in Residents. J Grad Med Educ. 2017 Feb;9(1):66-72.

Trbovich P, Shojania KG. Root-cause analysis: swatting at mosquitoes versus draining the swamp. BMJ Qual Saf. 2017 Feb 21.

Leis JA, Shojania KG. A primer on PDSA: executing plan-do-study-act cycles in practice, not just in name. BMJ Qual Saf. 2016 Dec 16.

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