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Tools & Templates: Prioritization Methods


Once an LHD has completed an organizational capacity assessment, the possible areas for improvement may seem overwhelming. Where do you start doing QI? How do you choose a project? This document outlines five prioritization techniques LHDs can use to choose among the many and narrow them down to select the few best to start. It includes descriptions of each method as well as examples of how LHDs have used the methods.

Primary Toolkit:

Accreditation Preparation Toolkit

Secondary Toolkits:

Quality Improvement Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Accreditation, Performance Indicators, Quality Improvement


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