Tag Archives: Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) Cycles

Exploring the Potential of Quality Improvement in Mental Health (King’s Fund / BJGP)

Summary A recent King’s Fund report explores the application of quality improvement approaches to improving the quality of mental health care. It is asserted that continuing improvements are best achieved by “empowering frontline teams, service users and carers to design, … Continue reading

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Quality Improvement in Health Care: Animation / Video (IHI / University of Toronto)

Summary The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) has released an entertaining and inspirational animated whiteboard video which introduces the concept of Quality Improvement (QI). This animation clarifies the rationale and application of QI approaches in health care. “IHI collaborated with … Continue reading

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Always Events: Getting Started Kit (IHI)

Summary Always Events® refers to those aspects of the patient experience which are so important to patients and families that health care providers should perform them universally i.e. for every patient, every time. The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) has … Continue reading

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