Continuous improvement requires ongoing effort and engagement. Team members must stay on the lookout for ways to improve the way they work. Even when improvements start well, if excitement and focus begin to fade, it's common for teams to revert to old habits. This is a common challenge in health care improvement, so it's vital to maintain momentum by tracking improvements through data and effective reporting.
This section covers common challenges and suggestions for overcoming them by fostering a culture of quality improvement so that it becomes "the way we do things around here."
Sustaining Your Improvement Efforts topics: