Quality Improvement: Conducting A Test Of Change

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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.

In this course, 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