What is the initial phase in application of quality improvement steps to a clinical performance problem?
a) Analysis
b) Assessment
c) Test and implement the improvement plan
d) Develop a plan for improvement
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To effectively influence improvements in the work setting and ensure that all patients consistently receive excellent care, it is important to do what?
a) Alight national, organizational, and unit level goals for QI
b) Recognize external drivers of quality
c) Develop skills to apply QI models and tools
d) Review previous attainment of predetermined standards
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