Improvement science is about finding out how to improve and make changes in the most effective way. It is about systematically examining the methods and factors that best work to facilitate quality improvement.

This evidence scan summarises readily available research about the concept and practice of improvement science. It is not a systematic review and does not seek to summarise theoretical literature or to explore the narrative development of improvement science.

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Improvement research

Improvement science researches effective techniques, strategies and theories that can then be used widely by many teams in different settings to undertake quality improvement well. Find out more ab...

Improvement project