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Delivering quality improvement: the need to believe it is necessary
  1. R E Klaber1,2,
  2. D Roland1,2
  1. 1Department of Paediatrics, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK
  2. 2Emergency Medicine Academic Group, Cardiovascular Sciences, Leicester University, Leicester, Leics, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Bob Klaber, Department of Paediatrics, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, 6-10 The Bays Building, Off South Wharf Road, St Mary's Hospital, London W2 1NY, UK; Robert.klaber{at}


Quality improvement (QI) is described as being about changing the way in which patient care is delivered. It is more than just a theoretical framework against which innovations can be introduced; it is about a rigorous patient-centric approach to the design and delivery of care. In this paper we will explore some of the practicalities of delivering quality improvement in paediatrics and child health, and explain why it is an approach that we all must take.

  • Medical Education
  • Paediatric Practice
  • Patient perspective
  • Measurement
  • Health services research

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