Table 5

Project status and project measure performance at AQSI completion, 6 and 18 months

Project status/ Measure  performance, n (%)YearTotal
N=32
2013–2014
N=12
2015–2017
N=20
DMAIC stage at AQSI completion
 Analyze3 (25.0)1 (5.0)4 (12.5)
 Improve8 (66.7)12 (60.0)20 (62.5)
 Control1 (8.3)7 (35.0)8 (25.0)
Postintervention result available at AQSI completion1 (8.3)13 (65.0)14 (43.8)
Positive postintervention result at AQSI completion*1 (8.3)13 (65.0)14 (43.8)
Postintervention result at any point†6 (50.0)16 (80.0)22 (68.8)
Positive postintervention result at any point*†4 (33.3)16 (80.0)20 (62.5)
  • *Result considered positive if one or more project measures showed improvement and no measure declined in performance.

  • †At completion, 6 months or 18 months after AQSI completion.

  • AQSI, Academy for Quality and Safety Improvement; DMAIC, Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control (performance improvement method).