Developing a Measurement Plan


2. Planning Your Improvements: Developing a Measurement Plan​

What is it and how can it help me?

Measurement in quality improvement allows those responsible for project outcomes to demonstrate current performance, set goals for future performance, and monitor the effects of changes as they are made.

Where can I find out more information?

Building an Early Culture of Measurement
Divisions of Family Practice Provincial Office

How to begin measurement with examples from the A GP for Me initiative. >

Measurement for Improvement YouTube Whiteboard Presentation (9 mins)
NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement

Mike Davidge, Head of Measurement at the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement, explains the seven steps to measurement for improvement. >

YouTube animated presentation (2 mins)
Impact BC

How do you measure improvement? Learn about outcome, process and balancing metrics. >

In-Patient Care and Locum Program Sample Measurement Plans
Divisions of Family Practice Provincial Office

Access sample measurement plans for In-Patient Care and Locums Programs

Quality Improvement Measurement Primer
Health Quality Ontario

Download a workbook which walks through quality improvement measurement. >

Measurement Plan Instruction
Health Quality Ontario

The Measurement Plan is a checklist for examining the data collection process in all its aspects. >

Measurement Plan Tool
Health Quality Ontario

A measurement plan template. >

Measuring Quality of Care: A Call to Action
American Society of Anesthesiologists

This research article outlines the reasons to measure in quality improvement projects. >

Successful Measurement for Improvement
Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)

How do you know if the changes you are making are leading to improvement? This article lists 5 strategies. >

The Measurement Family
Chris Rauscher and Connie Davis

This short article clarifies the differences between the different types of measurement. >