QA Monograph - A Modern Paradigm for Improving Healthcare Quality (pdf)
Quality Assurance Project (QAP)
2008

QA Monograph - A Modern Paradigm for Improving Healthcare Quality (pdf) The methodology for improving quality in health care has evolved rapidly over the past decade. This monograph represents an update on quality improvement methodology, which incorporates the most recent thinking on how to implement improvement.

The publication outlines the principles and frameworks underlying modern quality improvement in health care and describes ‘change’ as the key element of any improvement. It describes the four principles of quality improvement (focusing on the client, understanding work as processes and systems, using teamwork, and testing changes to processes and systems using data), illustrates the spectrum that covers the range of quality improvement methods, and provides examples in the international context.