The Model for Improvement


The Model for Improvement is a simple yet powerful tool for accelerating improvement. The model is not meant to replace change models that organizations may already be using, but rather to accelerate improvement. This two-part model has been used very successfully by hundreds of health care organizations in many countries to improve many different health care processes and outcomes. A related tool is the Plan-Do-Check-Act (Deming cycle).


  • Introduction
  • Forming the Team
  • Setting Aims
  • Establishing Measures
  • Selecting Changes
  • Testing Changes
  • Implementing Changes
  • Spreading Changes

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Mike Davidge on Measurement for Improvement

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