Building knowledge, asking questions (2013) describes the challenges of performing PDSA cycles and makes recommendations for effective reporting in the literature.
A Hastings Center Special Report. The Ethics of Using QI Methods to Improve Health Care Quality and Safety (2006) is a classic report which clarified the conduct and ethics of quality improvement activities, the similarities and differences between QI and research and the role of the IRB in QI activities.
The IHI: Comparing Lean and Quality Improvement (2014) White Paper provides a description of the basic concepts of Lean and IHI-QI (Model for Improvement et al) methods, contrasts each method and provides recommendations for when each is the best approach.
Implementation Science in Pediatric Health Care Advances and Opportunities (2015) defines implementation science, the study of methods to promote the systematic translation of clinical research findings into routine practice with the goal of eliminating knowledge-to-practice gaps in health care and decision making, and outlines key recommendations to advance the discipline of implementation science.
The run chart: a simple analytical tool for learning from variation in healthcare processes (2011) is a simple-to-read description of run chart construction and interpretation.
A trigger tool to detect harm in pediatric inpatient settings (2015) is a study that describes how a pediatric inpatient trigger tool can be used to identify potential harm events in hospitalized children and how to improve interventions.
Half Life of a Printed Handoff Document (2015) describes the limitations and potential risks associated with paper handoff documents.
Fifteen years after to Err is Human: a success story to learn from provides key information about the quality and safety journey following the publication of the IOM report: To Err is Human in 2009. A framework to reduce preventable harm is outlined.
M&M Conference Implementation 2016 pic Implementation of a structured hospital-wide morbidity and mortality rounds model describes the implementation of the structured Ottawa M&M Model (OM3) at a tertiary academic teaching hospital and the assessment of the impact on the quality of their M&M Conferences.
M&M Conference Evolution 2016 pic The evolution of morbidity and mortality conferences is an editorial on the evolution of M&M Conferences with specific reference to the experience with OM3 at the Ottawa Hospital.
Effective Reporting Image-12_15_16 From stoplight reports to time series: equipping boards and leadership teams to drive better decisions is an editorial addressing the appropriate and inappropriate formats for reporting data to ensure accurate data analysis.
PDSA_01_18_2017 A primer on PDSA: executing plan-do-study-act cycles in practice, not just in name utilizes an improvement project to demonstrate PDSA methodology and highlight the benefits of putting it into practice.
Levers for addressing medical underuse_01_18_2017 Levers for addressing medical underuse and overuse: achieving high-value health care addresses healthcare underuse and overuse and proposes two complementary approaches to achieving the right care: bottom-up and top-down.

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