General Quality Improvement Resources

This list includes quality improvement resources that can be used across a variety of project topic areas.


In this workbook you will find valuable resources to support your team’s quality improvement efforts, including an interactive timeline to follow, quality improvement goal statement template and ways to track progress during your organization’s quality improvement journey.

This guide and toolkit offer strategies and resources to help critical access hospital (CAH) staff organize and support efforts to implement best practices for quality improvement. It includes a number of templates and tools that can be adapted to meet individual team needs.

RQITA Monthly is a monthly e-newsletter that provides state Flex Programs and CAHs with information and support for quality reporting and improvement and highlights current information about MBQIP outpatient. Previous months of MBQIP Monthly are also available here.


RQITA Resource Center

This resource is specifically focused on the current core measures of MBQIP and provides suggested promising strategies for quality improvement for each.

This guide from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) contains four strategies to help hospitals work as partners with patients and families to improve quality and safety. Included is an implementation handbook and tools for patients, families, and clinicians for each strategy.

TeamSTEPPS is an evidence-based program aimed at optimizing performance among teams of health care professionals, enabling them to respond quickly and effectively to whatever situations arise. This curriculum was developed by a panel of experts, incorporating more than 25 years of scientific research that has been conducted on teams and team performance. The following are among the several versions of TeamSTEPPS available on the TeamSTEPPS website.

This guide tells patients what they can do to get safer care and addresses medicines, hospital stays, surgery, medical tests, and more.


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