Figure 1: Analytic Sequence of Series Key Questions for Topic Scope Development

Closing the Quality Gap: Revisiting the State of the Science

Overview of new series of evidence reports on quality improvement strategies.
This figure illustrates the flow and relationship of series key questions for scope development of each of the topics in the 'Closing the Quality Gap' series. Starting with the boxes on the left is Key Question 1, The Quality Gap, which is addressed by three elements: (1) Information/Data, achieved through measuring, (2) Incentives, or influencing, and (3) Infrastructure and Processes for improving. Key Question 1 flows to Key Question 2, Target Audience(s) at two levels of implementation: Macro, which includes Policy/Market and Organization, and Micro, which includes the Clinician and the Patient. Key Question 2 flows into the final Key Question 3 at the right of the figure, titled Evidence Available. This is addressed by the State of the Science which incorporates Concepts, Content-including PICOTS, Methods, and Context-sensitivity.

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Internet Citation: Figure 1: Analytic Sequence of Series Key Questions for Topic Scope Development: Closing the Quality Gap: Revisiting the State of the Science. April 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/evidence-based-reports/er208-overview-figure1.html