Quality Improvement: Conducting a Test of Change
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Credit/contact hours: .5
Estimated time to complete: 20 minutes
Publication Date: Nov 6, 2019
Expiration date: Nov 6, 2022
After analyzing your process of care and designing improvements to test, it is important to carefully prepare for and conduct a test of change. We describe how to pull together all the necessary materials, gain leadership support, recruit a troubleshooter, communicate with the team, and identify test pitfalls. We explore how misunderstandings, technical challenges, inconsistency, and resistance may undermine a test of change. Most QI projects run though a cycle or two of testing until success occurs or enough data is accumulated to pick an improvement direction.
Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.
You Will Learn
- Identify the steps required to conduct a test of change
- Describe common test of change pitfalls and remedies
- Describe how to recognize and rescue a failing test of change