Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Simple data collection planning is a process to ensure that the data you collect for performance improvement are useful and reliable, without being unnecessarily costly and time-consuming to obtain.
Simple data collection planning has a variety of benefits:
- It helps to ensure that the data gathered contain real information, useful to the improvement effort.
- It prevents errors that commonly occur in the data collection process.
- It saves time and money that otherwise might be spent on repeated or failed attempts to collect useful data.