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Table 1 Providing tool support to the stroke teams to facilitate quality improvement

From: Key components of external facilitation in an acute stroke quality improvement collaborative in the Veterans Health Administration

  Self-reported % of time spent on encouraging application of process improvement tools (n = 5)
Process improvement tools Stroke-QUERI facilitators Industrial engineer (IE) facilitators
(Implementation researchers) (VERC VA-CASE)
  022001 022003 022005 022002 022004
• Project charter 25% 20% 30% 25% 20%
• Process map 15% 10% 50% 25% 80%
• Spaghetti diagram 15% 10% 10% 10% 15%
• Impact effort matrix 15% 10% 20%–40% 10% 0%
• PDSA (plan, do, study, act) cycles 80% 20% 100% 75% 80%
  1. Note: process improvement tools were introduced to the stroke teams during the 3-day collaborative meeting and subsequently, during the facilitation sessions. Each facilitator was asked to estimate time from 0%–100% for each tool; therefore, their total time may be more or less than 100%.