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continuous quality improvement

con·tin·u·ous qual·i·ty im·prove·ment

/kənˈtinyo͞oəs ˈkwälətē imˈpro͞ovmənt/

Noun

Systematically evaluating certain aspects of care on an ongoing basis. Data is collected and analyzed for any trends or signs of changes in quality, ether positive or negative. Specific possible causes of degradation or improvement are identified and plans are implement to correct or continue the identified behaviors.