Developing a Measurement Plan


2. Planning Your Improvements: Developing a Measurement Plan​

What is it and how will it help?

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.


Need 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 from the In-Patient Care and Locums Programs.

Quality Improvement Measurement Primer
Health Quality Ontario

Downloadable workbook providing an overview of quality improvement measurement.

Measurement Plan Instruction
Health Quality Ontario

The Measurement Plan is a checklist for examining all aspects of the data collection process.

Measurement Plan Tool
Health Quality Ontario

A measurement plan template.

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

A research article outlining the importance of measuring in quality improvement projects.

Successful Measurement for Improvement
Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)

An article listing five strategies for determining whether organizational changes are leading to improvement.

The Measurement Family
Chris Rauscher and Connie Davis

This short article compares and contrasts different types of measurement.