Table 3. An Example of Utilizing Plan, Do, Study, Act Cycle
PlanTo improve recording of BP of hypertensive patients
DoReceptionist to flag charts for every hypertensive patient who comes in for regular appointment
Nurse or physician to record every patient's BP for one day
StudyReview charts for that day to verify that BP has been recorded
Two patients did not have BPs recorded because health care provider made notations at end of visit and could not remember the BP
ActWill repeat another day and health care providers will record BP immediately instead of waiting until end of visit
Reassess at end of next day
  • BP, blood pressure.