Posted: May 7, 2012

Show Me the Money: Implementation of a Unique Cost Awareness Curriculum for Medical Residents

Description

The University of California, San Francisco Department of Medicine developed a resident-led cost awareness curriculum for internal medicine residents in order to improve physician attitudes towards cost control and to cultivate more cost-effective physician ordering behaviors. The longitudinal curriculum involves an independent learning project for all PGY1 residents, as well as a monthly case-based conference to review a commonly encountered clinical scenario with resource-utilization variability. Learners found the curriculum to be highly useful and were likely to change their test-ordering practices based on the material they learned.



*Presented at 2012 Integrating Quality Meeting Poster Session

Keywords

Case Presentation, Resident, GME, Quality Improvement, Independent Learning, Integrating Quality (IQ), Student-run, Cost of Care, Curriculum Reform

Authors

Christopher Moriates, MD, University of California, San Francisco Medical Center

Krishan Soni, MD, MBA, University of California, San Francisco Medical Center

Andrew Lai, MD, MPH, University of California, San Francisco Medical Center


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