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J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs. 2012 Jul-Aug;39(4):371-5. doi: 10.1097/WON.0b013e31825d259c.

Research study or quality improvement project?

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  • 1Poudre Valley Hospital, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA.


Understanding whether a project is a research study or a QI project is important from both clinical and regulatory perspectives. Both types of activities make useful contributions but have distinct approaches, procedures, and outcomes. Novice researchers or QI participants are encouraged to seek guidance through mentorship with an experienced researcher or a QI project leader.

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