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How to become an improvement measure expert in 60 minutes - final

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NHS Improving Quality

on 23 September 2015

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Transcript of How to become an improvement measure expert in 60 minutes - final

Tell us what you think!

Thanks for taking the time to read this guide. We'd love to know what you think, so there are two ways you can feedback thoughts or ideas.

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We've gathered the best snippets of expertise in measuring improvement work to provide you with a short and succinct self-help guide to get you on the road to hands-on measurement. Dip into the bite-sized exercises to fill in gaps in your own knowledge, or use it as a self-contained guide in itself which should take a little over an hour to complete.

Used it? Tell us what you think at the short survey at the end, or tweet your thoughts #how2impmeasure

Mike Davidge explains how measuring for improvement work differs from other types of measurement, and how measurement supports the improvement cycle.

Source: The NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement 2011

Indicators are a necessary part of measurement, love them or hate them. They summarise and 'snapshot' a complex world, so are an imperfect answer to the question of what's happening in the real world. The NHS Institute developed the Good Indicators Guide, which takes anyone from novice to expert in a user friendly, low-jargon format. Spend 5 minutes reading this short section, which explains four important aspects of indicators which will help demystify them.

Source: The Good Indicators Guide available at: http://www.apho.org.uk/resource/view.aspx?RID=44584

Statistical Process Control is a frightening name for a relatively simple approach to analysing data for improvement projects. In its essence we are just mapping data as a line graph against time, so that when the improvement happens we can see if the data jumps or moves in the direction we'd like it to, showing our improvement has worked.
With knowledge comes much power – please use measures sensibly and don’t do any of the things mentioned in this video when presenting your data:
Measuring things isn't really difficult, but if you don't understand the words or terminology it can be difficult to understand what's going on. Demystify the world of measurement jargon with this
A–Z of measurement guide
which explains statistical ideas or concepts with real world examples and plain English.

A suggested measure template is available here...
Download the Suggested Measurement Template from:
Download a PDF version of this guide
To get regular insights and updates on measurement visit:
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