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Harvard School of Public Health

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Spring 2 2010

Dr. L. Leape, Dr. E. Schneider
2.5 credits
Seminar. Two 2-hour sessions each week.

This course explores the theories and methods of quality improvement with a focus on strategies for changing the practices of physicians and organizations. Topics include rapid cycle change, overuse, underuse and misuse of health care services, traditional quality improvement techniques such as regulation, credentialing, education, and new techniques including continuous quality improvement, organizational learning, systems design, managed care, practice guidelines, information systems, performance reports, and payment incentives.
Course Note: The instructors will emphasize and expect active participation in class discussions. No auditors.


Course evaluations are an important method for feedback on the quality of course offerings. The submission of a course evaluation is a requirement for this course. Your grade for the course will be made available only after you have submitted responses to at least the first three questions of the on-line evaluation for this course.

Spring 2 2009

Dr. L. Leape, Dr. E. Schneider
2.5 credits
Seminar. Two 2-hour sessions each week.

This course explores the theories and methods of quality improvement with a focus on strategies for changing the practices of physicians and organizations. Topics include rapid cycle change, overuse, underuse and misuse of health care services, traditional quality improvement techniques such as regulation, credentialing, education, and new techniques including continuous quality improvement, organizational learning, systems design, managed care, practice guidelines, information systems, performance reports, and payment incentives.
Course Note: The instructors will emphasize and expect active participation in class discussions. No auditors.


Course evaluations are an important method for feedback on the quality of course offerings. The submission of a course evaluation is a requirement for this course. Your grade for the course will be made available only after you have submitted responses to at least the first three questions of the on-line evaluation for this course.

Spring 2 2008

Dr. L. Leape, Dr. E. Schneider
2.5 credits
Seminar. Two 2-hour sessions each week.

This course explores the theories and methods of quality improvement with a focus on strategies for changing the practices of physicians and organizations. Topics include rapid cycle change, overuse, underuse and misuse of health care services, traditional quality improvement techniques such as regulation, credentialing, education, and new techniques including continuous quality improvement, organizational learning, systems design, managed care, practice guidelines, information systems, performance reports, and payment incentives.
Course Note: The instructors will emphasize and expect active participation in class discussions. No auditors.


Course evaluations are an important method for feedback on the quality of course offerings. The submission of a course evaluation is a requirement for this course. Your grade for the course will be made available only after you have submitted responses to at least the first three questions of the on-line evaluation for this course.

Spring 2 2007

Dr. L. Leape, Dr. E. Schneider
2.5 credits
Seminar. Two 2-hour sessions each week.

This course explores the theories and methods of quality improvement with a focus on strategies for changing the practices of physicians and organizations. Topics include rapid cycle change, overuse, underuse and misuse of health care services, traditional quality improvement techniques such as regulation, credentialing, education, and new techniques including continuous quality improvement, organizational learning, systems design, managed care, practice guidelines, information systems, performance reports, and mediation.
Course Note: The instructors will emphasize and expect active participation in class discussions. (5.06)


Course evaluations are an important method for feedback on the quality of course offerings. The submission of a course evaluation is a requirement for this course. Your grade for the course will be made available only after you have submitted responses to at least the first three questions of the on-line evaluation for this course.

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