Improving how we improve

Failure is a normal part of life. Personally, Grade 3 piano, my driving test, and asserting some ...

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Improving how we improve

The application of improvement science

The health sector is not short of new ideas, many of them derived from basic and clinical research, which have the potential to improve outcomes for patients. The challenge for health systems aroun...

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Quality control: keeping a tight grip on systems

There is a paradox about safety in hospitals. In more than 20 years of research I often found errors in 5-10% (and sometimes far higher) of actions, and yet there are certain areas of hospitals in ...

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Nick Barber

Improvement research goes large!

It started like an Agatha Christie novel: a group of people from around the world, huddled together in an English country house, waiting for the ash from an Icelandic volcano to clear from the skie...

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