QI 103 Lesson 3: How to Build Your Degree of Belief over Time
So far in this course, you've learned how to plan tests, test changes, and learn from the results of the testing. In this lesson, we’ll show you how you should act on your results, in the "act" phase of PDSA (Plan-Do-Study-Act). We'll explain how you should increase the size or the scope of subsequent test cycles based on what you're learning, so that you continue to grow your confidence that your change idea is leading to improvement.
Estimated Time of Completion: 25 minutes
Learning Objectives
After completing this lesson, you will be able to:
1. Explain the purpose of using iterative test cycles to refine a change and grow degree of belief that a change is an improvement.
2. Describe how to strategically adjust the size and scope of PDSA test cycles over time.
3. Explain how to conduct multiple PDSA cycles at the same time and why this can be useful to accelerate improvement.
Kevin Little, Ph.D, Principal, Informing Ecological Design, LLC View Profile
Laura Fink, Senior Managing Editor, Institute for Healthcare Improvement View Profile
Matthew Eggebrecht, Senior Consultant, University of Minnesota View Profile
James Moses, MD, MPH, Medical Director of Quality Improvement, Associate CQO, Boston Medical Center View Profile
Lloyd Provost, MS, Statistician, Associates in Process Improvement View Profile
Richard Scoville, PhD, Improvement Advisor/Consultant, Institute for Healthcare Improvement View Profile
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You must achieve a minimum score of 75% to successfully complete this lesson.