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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

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Plan-Do-Study-Act Cycles (PDSA)

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uses elements of CQI to implement rapid change—developing interventions, implement them on a small scale, and continually revising them

Sustaining and spreading QI processes to other chronic diseases

Notes for questions at end of presentation:
Once the area of change is defined
Plan—devise a plan to make this change
Do—implement the action on a small level—say with one provider
Study - Analyze the effectiveness of the intervention
Act—based on the findings, revise the intervention

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