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Trying to think of what to do for our scholarly project. Any ideas of QI projects or literature reviews that can be done as part of a child program? What are others doing?

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Are you implying that you don't think that clicking boxes on the computer leads to better treatment for our patients? Careful now, Big Brother is watching you. In our staff meeting yesterday, they introduced the new and improved quality measures that are coming from MACRA. All of the doctors here at our hospital are so excited and happy that we will soon be able to provide better care to our patients thanks to our benevolent and enlightened leaders.

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Ask the question - do metrics really improve the quality of care in MH?
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Trying to think of what to do for our scholarly project. Any ideas of QI projects or literature reviews that can be done as part of a child program? What are others doing?

This is an extremely broad question! The advice I typically give to people is to think about the following:

1) What are you interested in?
2) What prior skills do you have?
3) What are your career goals?
4) How do you see this scholarly project as being relevant to those goals?
5) List some questions you are interested in answering
6) Identify what it would take to answer those questions to some extent
7) Identify what parts of that process you would be comfortable doing, and for which you would require additional mentorship
8) Then its a case of finding the question where you are most likely to be able to answer it to some extent given your own skills and those of available mentors.

Concretely, there is a big difference between being interested in an area and wanting to do scholarship for the purposes of substantiating that interest, learning more about the literature, and working on writing, vs a project that would be a stepping stone to larger work on a trajectory towards independent research. But the more thoughtful you can be about this at the onset, the better, in my opinion. If you are just looking to get your scholarly project done, thats helpful and you can proceed to point 5 :)
 
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