Private Performance Feedback Reporting for Physicians: Guidance for Community Quality Collaboratives

Figure 2. Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) Cycle

Diagram of cycle: 1. Confirm suspected problem by gathering more information; 2. Examine data from Step 1; develop new measures if needed; 3. Set goals and formulate actions for improvement; 4. Implement actions for improvement; 5. Assess progress and refine actions for improvement; 6. Monitor improvements for sustainability. Start again at Step 1.

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Internet Citation: Private Performance Feedback Reporting for Physicians: Guidance for Community Quality Collaboratives. November 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/clinicians-providers/resources/privfeedbackgdrpt/privfeedbackgdrptfig2.html