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BMJ Qual Saf. 2016 Dec;25(12):986-992. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2015-004411. Epub 2015 Sep 14.

SQUIRE 2.0 (Standards for QUality Improvement Reporting Excellence): revised publication guidelines from a detailed consensus process.

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1
White River Junction VA Medical Center, White River Junction, Vermont, USA.
2
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA.
3
The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA.
4
Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

Abstract

Since the publication of Standards for QUality Improvement Reporting Excellence (SQUIRE 1.0) guidelines in 2008, the science of the field has advanced considerably. In this manuscript, we describe the development of SQUIRE 2.0 and its key components. We undertook the revision between 2012 and 2015 using (1) semistructured interviews and focus groups to evaluate SQUIRE 1.0 plus feedback from an international steering group, (2) two face-to-face consensus meetings to develop interim drafts and (3) pilot testing with authors and a public comment period. SQUIRE 2.0 emphasises the reporting of three key components of systematic efforts to improve the quality, value and safety of healthcare: the use of formal and informal theory in planning, implementing and evaluating improvement work; the context in which the work is done and the study of the intervention(s). SQUIRE 2.0 is intended for reporting the range of methods used to improve healthcare, recognising that they can be complex and multidimensional. It provides common ground to share these discoveries in the scholarly literature (http://www.squire-statement.org).

KEYWORDS:

Healthcare quality improvement; Quality improvement; Quality improvement methodologies

PMID:
26369893
PMCID:
PMC5256233
DOI:
10.1136/bmjqs-2015-004411
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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