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Act Study Plan Do Act Study Plan Do Act Study Plan Do Outcomes to be coordinated TIPS • Plan multiple cycles to test ideas. • Test on a really small scale. For example, start with one patient or one clinician at one afternoon clinic and increase the numbers as you refine the ideas. • Test the proposed change with people who believe in the improvement. Don’t try to convert people into accepting the change at this stage. • Only implement the idea when you’re confident you have considered and tested all the possible ways of achieving the change. Quality, Service Improvement and Redesign Tools: Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) cycles and the model for improvement
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List the tasks needed to set up this test of change Person responsible When to be done Where to be done AIM Describe what actually happened when you ran the test Describe the measured results and how they compared to the predictions and what you learned from the cycle Question you want answered with this test: TEAM: Date: Describe your first (or next) test of change Person responsible When to be done Where to be done RUN THE TEST Describe modifications for the next cycle based on what you learned PLAN DO STUDY ACT Figure 5: project management PDSA template Quality, Service Improvement and Redesign Tools: Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) cycles and the model for improvement
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What next? Continue with new PDSA cycles and continuous service improvement. Having identified the changes with the greatest benefits, the next stage is to fully implement the change. This will require a stakeholder analysis . You will possibly need to use aspects of project management and benefits realisation . Additional resources Langley, K, Nolan, K and Nolan, T et al. (1996) The Improvement Guide: A Practical Approach to Enhancing Organisational Performance , San Francisco: Jossey-Bass The Institute for Healthcare Improvement has lots of information on improvement models and PDSA cycles ( ). Background The Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) cycle started out as the Plan, Do, Check, Act cycle and was introduced by Walter Shewart in the 1920s. It formed the basis of Dr WE Deming’s approach to organisational development and leadership. Written by the ACT Academy for their Quality, Service Improvement and Redesign suite of programmes. Contact: [email protected]
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