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Case study / Quality improvement to increase value

29 March 2023 Hayley Ringrose
1 CPD hour

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The term quality improvement (QI) is increasingly used across healthcare providers and is generally accepted to be aligned with efforts to achieve better outcomes for healthcare delivery. Whilst not always associated with direct cost reduction, increasingly organisations are recognising the link between outcomes and cost and therefore the link between quality improvement and value based healthcare.

East London NHS Foundation Trust established its QI approach several years ago and now has a comprehensive range of tools and support to empower their workforce to prioritise and drive improved outcomes for patients. The trust uses a structured approach to identify and measure the success of improvement projects. This includes a focus on collecting the right information to measure change, as well as having a pragmatic approach to using existing data to measure cost savings or cost avoidance.

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