Structured Approach

Activities in the Model for Improvement3 are focused on addressing three questions:

  • What are we trying to accomplish?
  • How will we know that a change is an improvement?
  • What changes can we make that will result in improvement?

Two critical elements for success are measurement and a cyclical process of testing and refining different changes to produce the desired improvement.

Figure 1. The Model for Improvement


(from: Associates in Process Improvement, www.apiweb.org)