Quality improvement tools

Quality improvement tools can be divided into:

  • Tools to measure care against agreed standards
  • Tools to understand the cause of the problem
  • Tools to plan and test improvement projects
  • Tools to promote change in practice

The next section describes the most commonly used tools.

A detailed description of each tool, with case studies, is available in HQIP’s guide to quality improvement tools.

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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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