Seven propositions of the science of improvement: exploring foundations.

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Quality management in health care, ISSN: 1550-5154, Vol: 22, Issue: 3, Page: 170-86

Publication Year:
2013
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Repository URL:
https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/faculty_pubs/495
PMID:
23807130
DOI:
10.1097/qmh.0b013e31829a6a15
Author(s):
Perla, Rocco J.; Provost, Lloyd P.; Parry, Gareth J.
Publisher(s):
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health)
Tags:
Nursing; Social Sciences; Medicine; epistemology; improvement science; quality improvement; science of improvement; Delivery of Health Care; History, 20th Century; *Philosophy; Quality Improvement; *Science; United States; Health and Medical Administration; Health Services Administration; Health Services Research
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article description
The phrase "Science of Improvement" or "Improvement Science" is commonly used today by a range of people and professions to mean different things, creating confusion to those trying to learn about improvement. In this article, we briefly define the concepts of improvement and science, and review the history of the consideration of "improvement" as a science.