Quality Improvement in Healthcare Research Paper

Quality Improvement in Healthcare
An overview of frameworks and patterns of quality health care improvement in healthcare.
# 144956 | 887 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Oct 20, 2010 in Medical and Health (Nursing) , Medical and Health (General)

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This paper underscores the finding that leading organizations successfully implement quality improvement plans. The paper is divided into various sections: the first addresses the iron triangle of health, the second foundational frameworks of quality improvement and the third patterns of quality health care improvement. The next section of the paper elucidates the role of stakeholders, clinicians and other health care providers and patients in the concept of quality health care. The last section identifies areas of quality in health care, professional and regulatory organizations that implement and monitor quality in health care service.

Iron Triangle of Health: Access, Cost and Quality
Quality Health Care
Quality Improvement
Regulatory Institutions

From the Paper:

"Foundational frameworks in quality health care refer to the principles that guide assessment, determination and improvement of quality health care. A key leader of quality management movement is W. Edwards Deming who developed 'Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) Cycle of Improvement': as an expert and founder of the Total Quality Management movement, he developed this cycle to help organisations design protocols through which they can improve their quality health care service. Here, the organisation identifies areas that need improvements, and PLANS to improve these areas. They test the plans during DO phase while the STUDY phase obtains, analyses and interprets performance data and compare to baseline data. The latter helps to assess if change has resulted in visible improvement [as the definition of quality improvement above clearly asserts]. If there is noticeable improvement, then the change can be fully implemented during the ACT phase, and the cycle continues."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Paul B and Frank Davidoff, 'What is 'quality improvement' and how can it transform health care? Qual. Saf. Health Care 2007;16;2-3
  • Kern Josipa. Evaluation of teleconsultation systems. Int J Med Inform. 2006 Mar;75(3-4):330-4.
  • The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Website.

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