An Emerging Science of Improvement in Health Care
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2015

ABSTRACT The purpose of this article is to describe the emerging science of improvement in health care and to add a perspective from the industrial quality improvement movement, the use of data from quality registers, and to give some personal reflections and suggestions. Furthermore, we want to introduce to the broader quality management community what is happening in health care with respect to quality improvement. We will discuss some of the challenges of the health care system and the current status of a science ofimprovement and give some suggestions for further improvements to the area. We discuss a possible extension of improvement knowledge and thetheoretical and practical arsenal of a science of improvement, in particular, understanding variation and implications for the use of, for, example control charts. In addition, the normative side of a science of improvement is discussed. The article ends with some brief reflections of use for future research agendas.

quality improvement

science of improvement

improvement science

health care

profound knowledge

Författare

Bo Bergman

Chalmers, Teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Industriell kvalitetsutveckling

Andreas Hellström

Chalmers, Teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Industriell kvalitetsutveckling

Svante Lifvergren

Chalmers, Teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Industriell kvalitetsutveckling

Susanne Gustavsson

Chalmers, Teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Industriell kvalitetsutveckling

Quality Engineering

0898-2112 (ISSN) 1532-4222 (eISSN)

Vol. 27 1 17-34

Drivkrafter

Hållbar utveckling

Innovation och entreprenörskap

Ämneskategorier

Övrig annan teknik

Annan medicin och hälsovetenskap

Sannolikhetsteori och statistik

Styrkeområden

Livsvetenskaper och teknik

DOI

10.1080/08982112.2015.968042