Defining the Aim


1. Planning Your Improvements: Defining the Aim

What is it and how will it help?

Any quality improvement project needs a clear aim statement that is time-specific and measurable, and defines the population of patients who will be affected.

Agreeing on the aim is crucial, as is allocating the people and resources necessary to accomplish it.


Need more information?

Science of Improvement: Setting Aims
Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)

How to create an aim statement.

Science of Improvement: Tips for Setting Aims
Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)

Five tips for effectively setting aims.

How to Write a SMART Goal YouTube White board Presentation (2 min)
Project Smart

A quick explanation of how to write a SMART Goal.