Useful prompts for using evaluation in QI

If you're involved in quality improvement (QI) work, whether as part of a wider remit or as a QI expert, the ihub has three new evidence and evaluation resources to help you.

Below we introduce our new inequalities and QI discussion paper, and highlight two starter guides in evaluation methods from our Evidence and Evaluation for Improvement Team (EEvIT).

Discussing and evaluating inequalities in QI
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has magnified health inequalities across Scotland and the rest of the world. Our health and social care learning system captured insights on the impact of inequalities and their mitigations. 

When you're considering health inequalities and equity as part of improvement work, you can refer to our new discussion paper that describes some practical considerations for QI planning and measuring. It pulls together information from various resources and acts as a helpful prompt in considering these important issues in the context of QI. 

Read the inequalities in QI discussion paper (PDF). 

Introductory guides to using evaluation in QI
If you're planning to evaluate your quality improvement programme, have you considered the different methods for describing and making comparisons?

You might find our introductory guide to programme evaluation helpful. 

Perhaps you're considering concepts and approaches in health economic evaluation. Do you know how to use cost consequence analysis in quality improvement?

Find tips in our starter guide for economic evaluation (PDF). 

Please visit the Evidence and Evaluation for Improvement Team web section for more information about initiatives that inform quality improvement in health and social care.