Quality Improvement

Quality improvement (QI) is an essential process which evaluates a previously implemented service, tool, or activity and assesses what steps should be taken to improve or satisfy quality requirements. Within healthcare, QI is essential in the improvement and refinement of healthcare services to ensure patients are receiving high-quality, effective care, which contributes to positive patient outcomes.

This guide will provide an introduction to QI and a summary of the different QI approaches.

Key points covered in this guide

  • What is QI and what are the main benefits?
  • QI models and methods
  • QI data collection and analysis
  • Impact of QI and integration into practice

First Published: 14 September 2023

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