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Quality Improvement: Getting Started

Health Quality Ontario

Quality Improvement: Getting Started

Quality Improvement: Getting Started

Created on November 23, 2015

Quality improvement (QI) offers a proven methodology for improving care for patients, residents and clients. QI refers to a QI team working towards a defined aim, gathering and reviewing frequent measures and implementing change strategies using rapid cycle improvements. QI science provides tools and processes to assess and accelerate efforts for testing, implementation and spread of QI practices. This section is an introductory resource to support those working to improve care in Ontario.

Although each home, practice or organization will have different priorities, this collection of core QI information will support you in reaching your goals. To help get you started, we have provided key quality improvement topics to support you on your journey.

  1. Health Quality Ontario. Quality Improvement Guide.

    Toronto: Health Quality Ontario; 2012 Sept [cited 2012 Nov 7].
    Available from: http://www.hqontario.ca/portals/0/Documents/qi/qi-quality-improve-guide-2012-en.pdf