Model for Improvement Key Points

The Model for Improvement is a framework for applying the five fundamental principles of improvement which include:

                    • Knowing why you need to improve
                    • Having a feedback mechanism to tell you if the improvement is happening
                    • Developing an effective change that will result in improvement
                    • Testing a change before attempting to implement
                    • Knowing when and how to make the change permanent (implement the change)

The Model for Improvement is a made up set of fundamental questions that drive all improvement for the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA cycle). Combined, the three questions and the PDSA Cycle are the framework called the Model for Improvement.