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Practice-Based Leaning and Improvement (PBLI), simply put, is how a physician improves him or herself in the practice of medicine. PBLI is important because physicians should monitor the quality of their own work, improve their work, and keep up with developments in medicine. The broader rationale for PBLI is based on the belief that physicians should be leaders in making change rather than reacting to changes made by others, and the belief that positive changes in one’s own practice behavior can have positive effects on large systems. Specific examples in medical education include: increasing preventive care, improving chronic disease management, and enhancing patient safety.
The approach to PBLI includes the following: