Deteriorating Patient

The 2021 Deteriorating Patient Driver Diagram and Change Package was co-designed and co-produced with clinical and quality improvement experts from NHS boards. A Deteriorating Patient Expert Reference Group was convened in October 2020 with representation from across NHS Scotland. A benefit of working in a virtual space was the inclusion and contribution from colleagues in remote, rural and island NHS boards.

This change package is a resource to support NHS boards with Deteriorating Patient improvement work. It will support teams to use quality improvement methods to improve the cardiac arrest rate within their service. It brings together what is known about best practices and processes based on evidence from literature, research, and the experiences of others.

Click here to access the Driver Diagram and change package (PDF)

Click here to access the Measurement Framework (PDF)


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