Quality improvement made simple – The Health Foundation – August 2013

Posted on September 17, 2013. Filed under: Clin Governance / Risk Mgmt / Quality | Tags: |

Quality improvement made simple – The Health Foundation – August 2013

“Improving quality is about making healthcare safe, effective, patient-centred, timely, efficient and equitable. In the history of the NHS, there has never been a greater focus on improving the quality of health services.

This guide focuses on one important element of the quality agenda: quality improvement. It looks in particular at what are known as organisational or industrial approaches to quality improvement. These aim to bring about a measurable improvement by applying specific methods within a healthcare setting.

This is not a ‘how to’ guide. Instead, it offers a clear explanation of some common approaches used to improve quality, including where they have come from, their underlying principles and their efficacy and applicability within the healthcare arena.

It is written for a general healthcare audience and will be most useful for those new to the field of quality improvement, or those wanting to be reminded of the key points.

Updated in 2013, this is the second edition of Quality improvement made simple.”

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