Quality Improvement Methods in Clinical Medicine – Pediatrics

  1. PEDIATRICS Vol. 103 No. Supplement E1 January 1, 1999
    pp. 203 -214

ABSTRACT. This article surveys the methods and tools of quality improvement used today in health care. Specifically, we describe how clinicians can use these methods to impact the clinical practice of medicine. Improvement teams from a variety of health care organizations have reported the successful use of basic methods such as group work, flowcharting, data collection, and graphical data analysis. In addition to these incremental, problem-solving methods borrowed from the industrial practice of improvement, we have also seen the use of specific process design methods in health care applications such as care path development. The pace of change in health care has also led to the practical development of newer methods for rapid cycle improvement. We wil…

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