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Quality Improvement in Healthcare
A Guide for Students and Practitioners



April 2023 | 184 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This book introduces quality improvement for anyone studying or working in healthcare. Written in clear, straightforward language, it explores quality improvement from multiple perspectives and outlines a range models and toolkits you can use in practice. Encouraging you to reflect on your role as an improver, the book equips you with the knowledge and skills you need to work through each stage of the improvement process – from troubleshooting an issue, to working with others to make an improvement, through to its evaluation.

Key features:

-          Case studies and activities help you to apply theory and methodology to your everyday role.

-          A comprehensive glossary introduces quality improvement terminology and concepts.

-          A logical four-part structure moves from the basics up, building your knowledge and understanding as you go.

 
Introducing Quality Improvements
 
Introduction
 
Key Concepts And Definitions
 
Why Improve Quality?
 
Perspectives
 
The Policy Context
 
Patient Safety
 
Perspectives In Quality Improvement
 
Approaches, Models & Toolkits
 
Troubleshooting And Operationalising Quality Improvement
 
Working With Others
 
Evaluating Improvement
 
How to Evaluate Quality Improvement?
 
Self-Evaluation
 
The Importance Of Sustainability

Maria Kordowicz

Maria is Associate Professor in Organisational Behaviour and Director of the Centre for Interprofessional Education and Learning at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Nottingham. Maria is a Chartered Psychologist in research and teaching and a Coaching Psychologist. She is presently a Trainee Person-Centred and Experiential Psychotherapist at the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute. Maria has had an almost 20-year career in the health and social care sector, holding several senior leadership positions and advisory roles in a range of settings. She directs the qualitative research, evaluation and... More About Author

A. Niroshan Siriwardena

A. Niroshan Siriwardena is an academic general practitioner and director of the Community and Health Research Unit at University of Lincoln, United Kingdom. Since embarking on an academic career he has continued providing clinical and academic leadership in primary and prehospital care. More About Author

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