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Perm J. 2015 Fall;19(4):65-70. doi: 10.7812/TPP/15-141.

SQUIRE 2.0 (Standards for QUality Improvement Reporting Excellence): Revised Publication Guidelines from a Detailed Consensus Process.

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1
Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education in the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College; Associate Chief of Staff for Education at the White River Junction Veterans Administration Medical Center, VT; and Associate Professor of Community and Family Medicine, of Medicine, and of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH. greg.ogrinc@va.gov.
2
Senior Scholar in the Quality Scholars Program in the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, VT; and Associate Professor of Surgery at the Geisel School of Medicine and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice in Hanover, NH.
3
Fellow at the Veterans Administration Quality Scholars Fellowship Program, White River Junction, VT; and an Instructor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Community and Family Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH.
4
Active Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics and Community and Family Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice in Hanover, NH.
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Editor Emeritus of Annals of Internal Medicine; and an Adjunct Professor at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH.
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Adjunct Professor at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice in Hanover, NH; and an Editor Emeritus of BMJ Quality and Safety in London, United Kingdom; and Senior Fellow of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Cambridge, MA.

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 emphasizes the reporting of three key components of systematic efforts to improve the quality, value, and safety of health care: 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 health care, recognizing that they can be complex and multidimensional. It provides common ground to share these discoveries in the scholarly literature (www.squire-statement.org).

PMID:
26517437
PMCID:
PMC4625997
DOI:
10.7812/TPP/15-141
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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