Mclaughlin & Kaluzny's Continuous Quality Improvement In Health Care
Continuous quality improvement CQI methods are foundational approaches to improving healthcare delivery. Publications using the term CQI, however, are methodologically heterogeneous, and labels other than CQI are used to signify relevant approaches. Standards for identifying the use of CQI based on its key methodological features could enable more effective learning across quality improvement QI efforts. The objective was to identify essential methodological features for recognizing CQI. Previous work with a member international expert panel identified reliably abstracted CQI methodological features. We tested which features met rigorous a priori standards as essential features of CQI using a three-phase online modified-Delphi process. Participants rated CQI features and discussed their answers using online, anonymous and asynchronous discussion boards.
The qualitative data analyzed for this manuscript are not publicly available because of the need to protect the identity and confidentiality of research participants. Introduction: Increasing the use of evidence in healthcare policy and practice requires greater understanding of how stakeholders use evidence to inform policy, refine systems and change practice. This article reports stakeholders' use or intended use of evidence at various levels of the system, and factors mediating use. Material and Methods: Interviews were undertaken with a purposeful sample of 30 healthcare stakeholders in different roles, organization types and settings in one Australian jurisdiction and with national participants, as part of the project's developmental evaluation. Qualitative data were analyzed to identify themes and categories relating to use of evidence.
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