Use PDSA for crying out loud

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Whether at work or home, quality improvement involves problem solving and learning. The plan-do-study-act (PDSA) cycle is a good generic model of how these activities take place: in the plan phase, a plan is developed to determine what changes and resources are needed to solve the problem; in the do phase, the plan or experiment is carried out; in the study phase, the results are studied; and in the act phase, action is taken based on what was learned. With these, a new cycle of learning is started. Any problem-solving effort involves multiple cycles of PDSA and each cycle leads to new knowledge.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)60-63
Number of pages4
JournalQuality Progress
Volume30
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1997
Externally publishedYes

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Use PDSA for crying out loud. / Dooley, Kevin.

In: Quality Progress, Vol. 30, No. 10, 10.1997, p. 60-63.

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Dooley, K 1997, 'Use PDSA for crying out loud', Quality Progress, vol. 30, no. 10, pp. 60-63.
Dooley, Kevin. / Use PDSA for crying out loud. In: Quality Progress. 1997 ; Vol. 30, No. 10. pp. 60-63.
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