When you’re trying to make a change — whether you’re trying to be more punctual or cut down on infections in the intensive care unit (ICU) — you’ll need to gather data to know if you’re improving. But in the complex, messy world of real life, how do you decide what’s important to measure? And then how do you make those measurements? This lesson will explain the process of deciding what measures to use and how to collect data.
Estimated Time of Completion: 30 minutes
After completing this lesson, you will be able to:
1. Identify the elements of a complete data collection plan.
2. Describe the concept and use of families of measures.
3. Discuss the use of sampling for collecting data for quality improvement.
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