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An introduction to quality improvement in paediatrics and child health
  1. C Lemer1,
  2. C R L H Cheung2,
  3. R E Klaber3
  1. 1Evelina Children's Hospital, Guy's and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
  2. 2Department of Paediatrics, Croydon University Hospital, London, UK
  3. 3Department of Paediatrics, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Bob Klaber, Department of Paediatrics, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, St Mary's Hospital, 6-10 The Bays Building, Off South Wharf Road, London W2 1NY, UK; Robert.klaber{at}imperial.nhs.uk

Abstract

Quality improvement is a focus on changing the way in which patient care is delivered. Central to this is developing a more rounded, patient-focused approach to the design and delivery of care. Here, in the first of a series, we introduce the concepts of quality improvement, explain why quality improvement should matter to paediatricians and give some pointers as to where and how paediatricians can learn and do more.

  • Evidence Based Medicine
  • Medical Education
  • Patient perspective
  • Health services research
  • Measurement

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