Identifying Risk and Protective Factors for Quality Clinical Practice

While most who access health services in Canada receive safe and high-quality care, there is increased attention on those providing low-quality or unsafe care. One possible response to this increased attention begins with regulatory colleges developing a better understanding of the factors that influence the quality and safety of physician practices. The first step in this response is to collect information from the literature about risk and protective factors for quality clinical practice and to identify strategies that can be used to support quality clinical practices.