To evaluate existing urology resident involvement in patient safety and quality improvement (PSQI) and to suggest ways to increase resident involvement in PSQI is the goal of the study. Participation in PSQI among urology residents is low overall, especially when compared to other non-surgical residency programs. Several techniques for increasing resident engagement in PSQI have been successfully used.
Patient safety and quality improvement are critical to the advancement of both urology and the healthcare community. For many urology residents, true and meaningful engagement in PSQI is absent. However, there are simple ways to increase resident engagement in this area of healthcare. Direct contact and access between residents and hospital PSQI boards, resident-led safety councils, monetary incentives, formal training, and PSQI resident support teams are among these options.