Creating Quality Improvement (QI) Teams and Plans in Primary Care

Resource: Creating Quality Improvement Teams and QI Plans (PDF, 1.1 MB, 25, including 10 pages of planning templates pages)

Part of an AHRQ curriculum used to train practice facilitators, this resource explains the fundamentals of building and working with quality improvement (QI) teams in primary care practices. In alignment with Key Driver 2: Implement a data-driven quality improvement process to integrate evidence into practice procedures, it discusses who should be included on a QI team (including patient and family representation), how to create a QI plan, and how Key Drivers can help with the QI process. It also includes a blank Key Driver template and QI Plan Generator that practices can use to design their own quality improvement project. Although addressed to practice facilitators, this resource contains valuable information for practices working to improve quality on their own as well.

Institution of origin: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Author(s): Knox L, Brach C

Acknowledgements: This document is part of AHRQ’s Primary Care Practice Facilitation Curriculum, available at:

Publication date: September 2015

Go to the EvidenceNow Key Driver Diagram Tool Search page for more tools to help primary care practices to implement the best evidence.

Go to Practice Facilitation Skills for Working with Practices to find more tools for practice facilitators.

Page last reviewed November 2018
Page originally created October 2018
Internet Citation: Creating Quality Improvement (QI) Teams and Plans in Primary Care. Content last reviewed November 2018. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.
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