NQC Quality Academy: The PDSA Cycle or How Can We Accelerate Improvements in HIV Care?
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute
New York, NY
2008, Updated 2009

NQC Quality Academy:  The PDSA Cycle or How Can We Accelerate Improvements in HIV Care?

This NQC Quality Academy Tutorial focuses on the Plan-Do-Study-Act, or PDSA Cycle: what it is, how it fits into the Model for Improvement, why it is important, and how to use the PDSA Cycle in HIV programs. The module provides you with numerous examples and tips for success so that you can avoid pitfalls and easily integrate this model in your quality improvement activities.

You will learn about…

  • The importance of accelerating change
  • The Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) Cycle
  • Concrete examples and tips on how best to apply the PDSA Cycle
  • Where to find resources

This tutorial is available in both English and Spanish.  To access the English version, please click on "Start Tutorial."  To access the Spanish version, please click on "Comience Tutorial."