Getting the improvement habit.

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Abstract

Improving healthcare services can all too easily become synonymous with the use of certain in vogue tools for improving quality. Trigger tools, run charts and driver diagrams are just three examples of techniques used by frontline staff who are undertaking improvement work. Educators seeking to teach improvement are similarly faced with long lists of possible approaches and techniques with which to fill their course descriptions. As a consequence the temptation for improvement leaders and teachers is to include yet another technique in an already crowded curriculum, to add in more ‘stuff’.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)400-403
JournalBMJ Quality and Safety
Volume25
Publication statusPublished - 30 Dec 2015

Keywords

  • Improvement
  • healthcare services

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Lucas, Bill. / Getting the improvement habit. 2015 ; Vol. 25. pp. 400-403.
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