Building on the success of CAEP 2018, we will have this year again an abstract track called “Quality Improvement and Patient Safety” (QIPS). This track is meant for projects that used QI methodologies (e.g., Model for Improvement, Plan-Do-Study-Act cycles, rapid iterative improvements), as opposed to research or education projects on topics relevant to quality and/or safety.
The QIPS track is designed to foster the scholarly dissemination of projects that aim to improve the care provided to patients, on a local or broader level. The focus of the projects can be any or all of the domains of healthcare quality (i.e. safety, timeliness, efficiency, efficacy, equitability, patient-centredness). Projects that have used methods from the science of quality improvement (e.g., Ishikawa or process mapping analyses, PDSA cycles, repeated data sampling, run charts) will be given higher consideration. Projects that used sound design and implementation but that were not successful (i.e. ‘negative’ projects) will still be given just as much credit, as there is tremendous value in learning from what has not worked in other similar settings.
Title: Enter your title in sentence case (i.e. only the first word is capitalized, unless using proper nouns). Do not use abbreviations, quotation marks, or add a period at the end of the title. Example: INCORRECT: “A Comprehensive QI Project to Reduce Falls in the ED.” CORRECT: A comprehensive quality improvement project to reduce falls in the emergency department
Keywords: Include “quality improvement and patient safety” as your first keyword in order to ensure that the abstract is directed to the correct track and easily identified in the abstract supplement. Two additional keywords can be used.
- Do not include title, authors, affiliations, or keywords.
- There is a 2500-character limit (including spaces). The character limit does not include title, authors, or keywords. The submitter must ensure they do not exceed this limit or else the abstract will be rejected.
- The following sections are included in the structured abstract:
- Aim statement
- Measures & design
Award: CAEP members may be eligible to win the Top QIPS Abstract Award. Review the criteria listed in the “Abstract Awards” tab below.
- University degrees should be included for authors, but not accreditations (i.e., CORRECT: John Smith MD MSc and NOT John Smith MD MSc CCFP(EM)).
- Co-authors should be listed in order of contribution.
QIPS reviewer matrix