The Model for Improvement
These videos from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement will give you a brief introduction to the Model for Improvement
The aim should be time-specific and measurable; it should also define the specific population of patients and other system that will be affected
Teams use quantitative measures to determine if a specific change leads to an improvement
Ideas for change may come from those who work in the system or from the experience of others who have successfully improved.
The Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycle is shorthand for testing a change in the real work setting - by planning it, trying it, observing the results and acting on what is learned.