New Publication: Balancing measures or a balanced accounting of improvement impact

We’re pleased to announce that BMJ Quality & Safety has published a paper by SISCC Research Fellow Dr. Madalina Toma and co-authors Dr Tobias Dreischulte, Dr Nicola Gray, Diane Campbell and Professor Bruce Guthrie.

Their work is titled Balancing measures or a balanced accounting of improvement impact: a qualitative analysis of individual and focus group interviews with improvement experts in Scotland.

As quality improvement (QI) programmes have become progressively larger scale, the risks of implementation having unintended consequences are increasingly recognised. More routine use of balancing measures to monitor unintended consequences has been proposed to evaluate overall effectiveness, but in practice, published improvement interventions hardly ever report identification or measurement of consequences other than intended goals of improvement.

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