Institute for Healthcare Improvement. (2011). The Model for Improvement: How to Improve. Retrieved from http://www.ihi.org/IHI/Topics/Improvement/ImprovementMethods/HowToImprove/.
“The Model for Improvement, (an online resource) developed by Associates in Process Improvement, is a simple yet powerful tool for accelerating improvement. The model is not meant to replace change models that organizations may already be using, but rather to accelerate improvement. This model has been used very successfully by hundreds of health care organizations in many countries to improve many different health care processes and outcomes.”
This model provides decision-makers with guides on how to form effective teams, set realistic aims, establish valid measures, select appropriate changes, test changes using the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycle, and implement and spread said changes at an organizational level.