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Toward stronger evidence on quality improvement. Draft publication guidelines: the beginning of a consensus project
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    Benefits of improving and disseminating evidence on quality improvement projects
    • Mano Selvan, QI Statistician
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      • 1515 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030

    Dear Editor,

    It was a great pleasure to read the article by F. Davidoff and P. Batalden published in October 2005 issue of the journal Quality and Safety in Health Care, pages 807–814. The article clearly pictures how failing to publish quality improvement (QI) may have several adverse implications hindering the overall medical quality improvement expected by consumers, accrediting agencies, federal agencies and...

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    IMRaD as a model for quality improvement reports

    Dear Editor,

    In the Scandinavian countries we have a lot of discussions related to how to publish quality improvement work, and process oriented writing courses are ongoing. Therefore, this article comes on time. I really agree with the authors that a quality improvement report has to follow the IMRaD-model, and the Table 1 "Draft proposed guidelines for stronger improvement evidence" and Table 2 are really helpfu...

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