Medical Education: Green Journal Features New Article Type—Clinical Practice and Quality

Obstetrics & Gynecology debuted a new article type in January, called Clinical Practice and Quality.

A Clinical Practice and Quality report focuses on the implementation of research findings in clinical practice, the effect of a change in clinical practice methods on outcomes, or quality improvement and assessment programs.

Editor-in-Chief Nancy Chescheir, MD, stressed the importance of this addition in an editorial called “Focus on Clinical Practice and Quality”: “The knowledge that underpins the clinical practice of our field continues to grow, and we value the opportunity to publish this work in Obstetrics & Gynecology. However, as we learn more, there are more questions that need to be answered. In addition, we need to figure out how to implement knowledge in the service of caring for our patients.”

Potential authors can write and submit a manuscript focusing either on clinical practice or quality improvement and assessment.

Clinical practice manuscripts should describe how the research implementation or clinical practice change affected care, costs, workflow, or satisfaction for patients, providers, or the health care system(s).

Quality improvement and assessment manuscripts should describe the associations between the intervention and the outcomes. They should also consider the approach used to determine whether or not a cause-effect relationship was established. Both article types follow the format of Abstract, Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, and Discussion.

To learn more about submitting a Clinical Practice and Quality manuscript, please consult the Green Journal website’s Instructions for Authors.

The first Clinical Practice and Quality article, “Implementing Immediate Postpartum Long-Acting Reversible Contraception Programs,” is now available.

Please visit the Green Journal website, download the Green Journal iPad app, or pick up the latest print version to read the full article from Hofler and colleagues.

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