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 4, 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.

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.