Key enablers for quality improvement
What is it about?
Leadership is regularly cited as a pre-requiste for improving quality in healthcare. This literature review identifies some of the key enabling themes for quality improvement and confirms leadership as a key element.
Why is it important?
Improving healthcare quality has become the number one goal of modern society. Many healthcare quality improvement interventions have been offered as 'silver bullets'. 'Lean healthcare', and a closely associated improvement programme 'Productive Ward' are marketed as tailor-made solutions for hospitals and healthcare organisations. Identifying the many enabling contextual factors enabling elements serves to enhance implementation. Leadership is often cited as a key ingredient. Understanding the mechanics of why is of great interest to quality improvement practitioners and researchers.
The following have contributed to this page: Professor John Stephen Wells and Dr Mark White
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