Proposed standards for quality improvement research and publication: one step forward and two steps back.

T he recent article by Davidoff and Batalden and the accompanying commentaries left us with mixed emotions. On the one hand we applaud the authors’ efforts to improve the evidentiary base of quality improvement (QI) through publication guidelines. These guidelines will bring structure and rigor to the field of QI, which is a necessity. However, the author’s… CONTINUE READING
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