A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO QUALITY IMPROVEMENT FOR BURN CARE in Low-Resourced Settings
Example of measuring too much:
Ephrem’s project on privacy during dressing changes started out measuring many variables. For example, he included questions about nurses’ language use and privacy in bathrooms. Although all these were important, his change idea to introduce a screen in the room, was not designed to change any of those variables. So think carefully through what variables you measure and whether they represent what you are trying to change.
For example, ‘Did the nurses let you do daily activities if you could do them by yourself’, is not related to the introduction of the screen and the attention for the patients’ privacy.
You can therefore see that there is no improvement in some of these variables.
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