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Quality Improvement: Designing a Test of Change

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Course Details

Credit/contact hours: .25
Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes
Publication Date: Sept 4, 2019
Expiration date: Sept 3, 2025
Reviewed: Sept 3, 2022


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 that tab.

John D. Voss, MD

John D. Voss, MD, is in the Division of General Medicine, Geriatrics and Palliative Care at the University of Virginia.

DISCLOSURE: This individual reports no relevant financial relationships with commercial entities.

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