- Pediatric Annals
- September 2011 - Volume 40 · Issue 9: 454-457
As medicine moves from small solo practices focused on individual relationships, to larger groups or teams of clinicians focused on improving population-based outcomes, quality improvement is increasingly relevant to our medical practice today, whether it involves reduced wait times for routine physical appointments or implementing a physician order entry system to reduce medication errors.
Kathleen E. Walsh, MD, MSc, is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics; and Alan Picarillo MD, is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Obstetrics & Gynecology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Massachusetts School of Medicine, Worcester, MA; and Office of Quality and Patient Safety, UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA.
Drs. Walsh and Picarillo have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
Address correspondence to: Kathleen E. Walsh, MD, MSc, 55 Lake Ave. North, Benedict 2nd Floor, Worcester, MA 01655; fax: 774-443-7042; email: .Walshk02@ummhc.org