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Measurement and Quality Improvement

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As part of the governance process of a health service, patient safety and quality systems are created to advance the safety and the quality of patients’ care. The intent of measurement and quality improvement is to implement effective quality improvement systems that operate across the entire organisation.

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Regular measuring of a system is essential to ensuring quality improvements. It allows a facility to determine the baseline level of current operational performance; establish goals for future performance; and monitor the impact of changes as they are made. Metrics, when measured properly, can guide every decision made to ultimately improve the end product, in this case, patient care.

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Katya Matiszak
23 May 2020
Excellent quick refresher on the concept and utilisation of quality improvement and measurement, in any health care setting.
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Louise Riggs
31 Oct 2022
Registered Nurse
relevant
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Kerstin Field
26 Oct 2022
Community Care Worker
It filled a gap, it was very important and gave me more confidence
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Craig Stewart
30 Oct 2022
The topic was very clear and concise and covered all of the relevant information
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Carol Jackson
14 Nov 2022
A good read
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Ian Peters
01 Nov 2019
Quick and simple review on measuring continuous improvement activities.
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yvonne crispin
22 Oct 2022
Registered Nurse
good
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Yajasbi Magar
22 Oct 2022
Very useful
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Sandra Palombi
24 Oct 2019
to be better able to support our patients and clients in a clinical setting.
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ROWENA INTON
15 Jun 2022
Registered Nurse
A brief overview of quailty improvement and measurement in the healthcare workforce
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