Quality Improvement: Designing a Test of Change

Authors: John D. Voss, MD
Credit/contact hours: .25
Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes
Publication Date: Sept 4, 2019
Expiration date: Sept 3, 2025



In this module we examine why a multidisciplinary team is essential in planning quality improvements. Then we turn to how to plan and implement a test of the proposed change, including test data collection. The role and importance of the Test Champion is explained, along with how to scale the test of change.

Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

You Will Learn

  • Describe the role of the multidisciplinary team
  • List the key steps in the plan stage of the PDSA cycle
  • Describe the conditions necessary to conduct a test of change
  • Describe the role of the test champion

Method and medium:

Learners participate in the interactive learning modules by correctly answering multiple choice questions dispersed throughout. Learners will be prompted to try again, if a question is answered incorrectly.The course will open in a new tab – to exit the course, simply close the tab.