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What are the benefits of QI?

While quality improvement is itself a benefit, additional gains often result from the quality improvement process.  The ultimate goal of quality improvement is improved health outcomes.  However, other benefits may also arise as a result of quality improvements.  These include:

  • increased efficiencies
  • reduced costs
  • decreased occurrences of medical errors
  • increased patient satisfaction

Related Resources:

The perceived Financial Impact of Quality Improvement Efforts in Community Health Centers go to exit disclaimer- PubMed / Journal of Ambulatory Care Management
Long-Term Benefits of Short-Term Quality Improvement go to exit disclaimer- The American Journal of Psychiatry
Quality Improvement in a Primary Care Case Management Program go to exit disclaimer- Health Care Financing Review

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