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Cutler, Population Health and Health PolicyQuality Improvement, QI Maturity, Public Health, Practice Based Research Network

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Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research


This paper presents methods used by the MN PBRN to identify a select number of items from the QI Maturity Tool as the basis for calculating organizational and system-level QI maturity scores. The findings suggest that the abbreviated tool measures variation in QI maturity across LHDs, and differences in scores among divisions within the larger state health department. The results have several implications. This modified tool shows promise and may accelerate measurement of QI in practice settings. Future additional testing may help refine the score and assure that it reflects emerging research related to QI maturity.