Measurement is essential in any improvement work: It tells you if the changes you are testing are leading to improvement. But measurement for improvement is different from measurement for research. In this course, you’ll learn how to use three basic kinds of measures: outcome, process, and balancing measures. You’ll learn how to collect, display, and interpret data – to ensure that measurement accelerates the pace of change, rather than slowing it down.
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After completing this course, you will be able to:
1. List some of the key differences between measurement for improvement, measurement for accountability, and measurement for research.
2. State the value of plotting data over time.
3. Interpret and identify the basic elements of a run chart.
4. Explain the basics of sampling: why and how.
You must be a registered IHI.org user
to take this course.
You must complete all the lessons within this course and achieve a minimum score of 75% in order to receive credit for the course.