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.
Karen Doyle
22 Mar 2023
Louise Riggs
31 Oct 2022
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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
Rachael Perriman
16 Apr 2023
Levina mbugua
29 Oct 2023
Registered Nurse
Very useful information. Good guide on quality measurement and its importance in any setting.
Craig Stewart
30 Oct 2022
The topic was very clear and concise and covered all of the relevant information
Carol Jackson
14 Nov 2022
A good read
Judith Ford
02 Mar 2023
Registered Nurse
Comprehensive, succinct and relevant material provided in a quick refreshing style.
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Ian Peters
01 Nov 2019
Quick and simple review on measuring continuous improvement activities.
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