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Table 1 Elements of the InFoQI program (intervention arm)

From: Evaluating the effectiveness of a tailored multifaceted performance feedback intervention to improve the quality of care: protocol for a cluster randomized trial in intensive care

Element Description
Feedback • monthly report for monitoring ICU's performance over time
reports • comprehensive quarterly report for benchmarking ICU's performance to other
  groups of ICUs
  • sent to and discussed by QI team members
Local QI team • multidisciplinary
• responsible for formulating and executing a QI action plan
• monthly monitoring and discussing of performance using feedback reports
• sharing main findings with rest of ICU staff
Educational outreach visits • on-site (1) at start of study period and (2) after six months
• all QI team members are present; visits guided by principal investigators
• promoting use of Plan-Do-Study-Act cycle for systematic quality improvement
• formulating and evaluating QI action plan based on performance data