Developing a Taxonomy for the Science of Improvement in Public Health

The purpose of this study was to advance the science of improvement in public health departments with the objectives of establishing a taxonomy of quality improvement (QI) projects in public health, categorizing QI projects undertaken in health departments using the taxonomy, and creating an opportunity modes and effects analysis. Researchers analyzed data from 51 QI projects undertaken in public health departments over the last five years.

Available online: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23023274

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  • Quality Improvement: This study seeks to advance the science of improvement in public health departments by establishing a taxonomy of QI projects in public health.
  • Research and Evaluation: This study is a qualitative analysis of archival data from two separate large databases consisting of 51 QI projects undertaken in public health departments over the last five years for the purpose of advancing the science of improvement in public health departments with the establishment of a taxonomy of QI projects.

 

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Riley, W., Lownik, B., Halverson, P., Parrotta, C., Godsall, J. R., Gyllstrom, E., et. al. (2012). Developing a taxonomy for the science of improvement in public health. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice 18(6), 506–514.