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Using data to improve care
  1. C Ronny L H Cheung1,
  2. Claire Lemer2
  1. 1Department of Paediatrics, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK
  2. 2Claire Lemer, Evelina Children's Hospital, Guy's and St Thomas’ NHS Trust, London, UK.
  1. Correspondence to Dr C Ronny L H Cheung, Department of Paediatrics, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London W2 1NY, UK; crcheung{at}


We look at the role of data in improving the quality of care for children and young people: how they can help to identify a problem; guide design of solutions; and evaluate changes in practice. We introduce some principles for measurement in the field of quality improvement, and discuss how to use and present data to maximise their value and impact in quality improvement initiatives.

  • Measurement
  • Health Service
  • General Paediatrics
  • Data Collection
  • Audit

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