Specific quality improvement techniques

A range of specific quality improvement techniques are summarised below. Click on the headings for a brief explanation of each.

For a more detailed explanation of these techniques please read HQIP’s Guide to quality improvement tools.

Check clinical care meets defined quality standards.

Control process quality against predefined measures.

Drive quality improvement through performance targets.

Map the patient journey for quality improvement opportunities.

Systematically uncover the causes of events affecting quality.

Decide upon, test and refine quality improvements.

Introduce and test potential quality improvements on a small scale.

Eliminate waste and redirect resources for quality and efficiency.

Automate processes and systems for care quality improvement.

Improve the quality and consistency of processes.

Improve quality of care through structured information exchange.

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More information on each method, along with case studies, can be found within HQIP’s Guide to quality improvement tools
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