Balancing measures or a balanced accounting of improvement impact: a qualitative analysis of individual and focus group interviews with improvement experts in Scotland.

Balancing measures or a balanced accounting of improvement impact: a qualitative analysis of individual and focus group interviews with improvement experts in Scotland.

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Background:

"As quality improvement (QI) programmes have become progressively larger scale, the risks of implementation having unintended consequences are increasingly recognized. More routine use of balancing measures to monitor unintended consequences has been proposed to evaluate overall effectiveness, but in practice published improvement interventions hardly ever report identification or measurement of consequences other than intended goals of improvement."1


1. Balancing measures or a balanced accounting of improvement impact: a qualitative analysis of individual and focus group interviews with improvement experts in Scotland.
Toma M, Dreischulte T, Gray NM, Campbell D, Guthrie B.
BMJ Qual Saf. 2017 Oct 21. [Epub ahead of print]

 

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