Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA)

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Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA)

- October 25, 2022

This resource includes a document that explains the PDSA protocol and a downloadable template that can be used by leaders and teams to test interventions and change ideas. The PDSA cycle begins with articulating the change and recording predictions about what we expect will happen (plan); attempting to change and documenting what in fact did happen (do); comparing the results to the predictions (study) and deciding on what to do next (act).

Teams can use this suite of resources to support improvement practices around testing cycles. These resources can help teams build their testing capacity, with tips on meeting as a team, how to run learning cycles, what data to be attentive to, and how to consolidate and act on learning.

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