Connections Between Quality Measurement and Improvement

@article{Berwick2003ConnectionsBQ,
  title={Connections Between Quality Measurement and Improvement},
  author={Donald M. Berwick and Brent C. James and Molly Joel Coye},
  journal={Medical Care},
  year={2003},
  volume={41},
  pages={I-30-I-38}
}
Background.Measurement is necessary but not sufficient for quality improvement. Because the purpose of the national quality measurement and reporting system (NQMRS) is to improve quality, a discussion of the link between measurement and improvement is critical for ensuring an appropriate system design. Objectives.To classify approaches to the use of measurement in improvement into two different—although linked and potentially synergistic—agendas, or “pathways.” To discuss the barriers… 

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