Quality Improvement: Conducting a Test of Change
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.
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
Author(s): John D. Voss, MD
Estimated time to complete: 20 minutes
Credit hours: .5
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.