Improvement science

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Improvement science is research to identify and demonstrate the best and most appropriate methods for improvement in the quality and safety of health services.

Improvement science is the ‘containing’ ring of the QI wheel because it is the big picture context for your QI work.

This section of the website signposts you to other improvement methodologies that you and your team may wish to explore.

  • RCGP Quick guide: Improvement Science

    This RCGP Quick guide introduces improvement science, a relatively new academic field that aims to identify the best methods for improving the quality and safety of healthcare.