The Model for Improvement

The Model for Improvement

The Model for Improvement is the Trust's chosen framework to drive improvement. It is based on iterative change, continuous testing and measurement, and empowerment of frontline teams.

These videos from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement will give you a brief introduction to the Model for Improvement


The model for improvement

Setting Aims
The aim should be time-specific and measurable; it should also define the specific population of patients and other system that will be affected

Establishing Measures
Teams use quantitative measures to determine if a specific change leads to an improvement

Selecting Changes
Ideas for change may come from those who work in the system or from the experience of others who have successfully improved.

Testing Changes
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.

Langley GL, Moen R, Nolan KM, Nolan TW, Norman CL, Provost LP. The Improvement Guide: A Practical Approach to Enhancing Organizational Performance (2nd edition). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers; 2009.

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