> Figure 2. Potential effects of quality improvement efforts on overall performance.
ACP American College of Physicians - Internal Medicine - Doctors for Adults

From "Improving Quality Improvement Research" Effective Clinical Practice, January/February 2000. 3:40-44.

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Figure 2. Potential effects of quality improvement efforts on overall performance. In the idealized model, targeted improvement efforts spill over to improve other aspects of care. In the zero-sum model, targeted improvement efforts distract providers from other aspects of care and paradoxically lower quality. The real effect of quality improvement efforts on other aspects of care is unknown.

Figure 2. Potential effects of quality improvement efforts on overall performance. In the idealized model, targeted improvement efforts spill over to improve other aspects of care. In the zero-sum model, targeted improvement efforts distract providers from other aspects of care and paradoxically lower quality. The real effect of quality improvement efforts on other aspects of care is unknown.

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