Sampling considerations for health care improvement
Department of Quantitative Health Sciences
Categorical Data Analysis | Health Services Research | Statistics and Probability
Sampling in improvement work can pose challenges. How is it different from the sampling strategies many use with research, clinical trials, or regulatory programs? What should improvement teams consider when determining a useful approach to sampling and a useful sample size? The aim of this article is to introduce some of the concepts related to sampling for improvement. We give specific guidance related to determining a useful sample size to a wider health care audience so that it can be applied to improvement projects in hospitals and health systems.
DOI of Published Version
Qual Manag Health Care. 2013 Jan-Mar;22(1):36-47. doi: 10.1097/QMH.0b013e31827deadb. Link to article on publisher's site
Quality management in health care
Perla, Rocco J.; Provost, Lloyd P.; and Murray, Sandra K., "Sampling considerations for health care improvement" (2012). Quantitative Health Sciences Publications and Presentations. 1096.