These papers, books, videos and websites will be useful to anyone involved in improving the quality and safety of healthcare:
Short papers on healthcare improvement
- Bailey, J., Page, B., Ndimande, N., Connell, J., & Vincent, C. (2016) Absconding: reducing failure to return in adult mental health wards. BMJ Open Quality https://bmjopenquality.bmj.com/content/5/1/u209837.w5117
- Davidoff, F., Dixon-Woods, M., Leviton, L., & Michie, S. (2015) Demystifying theory and its use in improvement, BMJ Quality & Safety 24:228-238 https://qualitysafety.bmj.com/content/24/3/228
- Health Foundation (2013). Quality improvement made simple. What everyone should know about healthcare quality improvement. Health Foundation: London. https://www.health.org.uk/sites/health/files/QualityImprovementMadeSimple.pdf
- Leis JA, Shojania KG, (2017) A primer on PDSA: executing plan–do–study–act cycles in practice, not just in name. BMJ Quality & Safety 2017;26:572-577 https://qualitysafety.bmj.com/content/26/7/572
- Lucas, B., & Nacer, H. (2015) The habits of an improver. Thinking about learning for improvement in healthcare. London: Heath Foundation. https://www.health.org.uk/publication/habits-improver
- Macrae C., (2016) The problem with incident reporting, BMJ Quality & Safety;25:71-75. https://qualitysafety.bmj.com/content/25/2/71
- Marshall M, de Silva D, Cruickshank L, et al (2017) What we know about designing an effective improvement intervention (but too often fail to put into practice) BMJ Quality & Safety 2017;26:578-582. https://qualitysafety.bmj.com/content/26/7/578
- Peerally, MF, Carr S, Waring J, et al (2017) The problem with root cause analysis, BMJ Quality & Safety 26:417-422. https://qualitysafety.bmj.com/content/26/5/417
- Portela MC, Pronovost PJ, Woodcock T, et al (2015) How to study improvement interventions: a brief overview of possible study types BMJ Quality & Safety 2015;24:325-336. https://qualitysafety.bmj.com/content/24/5/325
- Vincent,C., Batalden, P., & Davidoff, F. (2011). Multidisciplinary centres for safety and quality improvement: learning from climate change science. BMJ Quality Safety 20: 73-78. https://qualitysafety.bmj.com/content/20/Suppl_1/i73
Books and reports
- Berwick, D. (2014). A promise to learn– a commitment to act. Improving the Safety of Patients in England. National Advisory Group on the Safety of Patients in England. Free download available
- Carthey, J., & Clarke,J. (2009).The how to guide for implementing human factors in healthcare. Patient Safety First. Free download available.
- Gawande, A. (2011). The checklist manifesto. How to get things right. Profile Books: London.
- Greenhalgh, T. (2014) How to read a paper. The basics of evidence-based medicine (5th edition). Oxford: Blackwell Wiley / BMJ Books.
- Health Foundation (2015). Evaluation: what to consider Health Foundation, London Free download available: https://www.health.org.uk/publication/evaluation-what-consider
- Langley GL, Nolan KM, Nolan TW, Norman CL, Provost LP. (2009) The Improvement Guide: A Practical Approach to Enhancing Organizational Performance (2nd edition). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers.
- Vincent, C. (2010). Patient Safety, 2nd ed. BMJI: Oxford.
- Vincent, C., & Amalberti, R. (2016). Safer healthcare. Strategies for the real world. Springer Open, Free download available: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-319-25559-0
- Vincent, C., Carthey, J., & Burdett,S. (2013). The measurement and monitoring of patient safety. London: Health Foundation. Free download available: https://www.health.org.uk/publication/measurement-and-monitoring-safety
- Woodward, S. (2017). Rethinking patient safety. CRC Press: Florida.
Just Another Routine Operation
Mike Davidge on Measurement for Improvement
Using Run and Control Charts to Understand Variation
The Measuring and Monitoring of Safety: Professor Charles Vincent
Useful websites and online resources
Last updated: 11 September, 2018