Quality Improvement

Improvement Framework

Monitoring the quality of health care

The Quality Improvement payment (PIP QI) is an incentive given to general practices who are participating in continuous quality improvement activities. The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners defines continuous quality improvement as an ongoing activity undertaken

within a general practice with the primary purpose to monitor, evaluate or improve the quality of healthcare delivered to practice patients. Changing leadership, systems and structures are at the core of supporting and improving capacity in primary care.

Improvement Model

Breaking down change into manageable pieces

The Model for Improvement uses the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycle, a tried and tested approach to achieving successful change. It offers the following benefits:

  • it is a simple approach that anyone can apply
  • it reduces risk by starting small
  • it can be used to help plan, develop and implement change that is highly effective.

The Model for Improvement helps you break down your change into manageable pieces, which are then tested to ensure that the change results in measurable improvements, and that minimal effort is wasted. If you would like additional support in relation to quality improvement in your practice, please feel free to contact us and a member of the team will contact you.

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