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Quality Improvement Training

Hospitalists improving patient care in hospitals

Scott Flanders, MD, President of the Society of Hospital Medicine, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Michigan, discusses quality improvement training for hospitalists, the SHM initiative which starts training residents.

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