Science of Improvement: Setting Aims

Model for Improvement: What are we trying to accomplish?

Improvement requires setting aims. An organization will not improve without a clear and firm intention to do so. The aim should be time-specific and measurable; it should also define the specific population of patients that will be affected. Agreeing on the aim is crucial; so is allocating the people and resources necessary to accomplish the aim.

Source: http://www.ihi.org/resources/Pages/HowtoImprove/ScienceofImprovementSettingAims.aspx