plan-do-study-act cycle

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plan-do-study-act cycle

A quality improvement method used to implement changes in medical practice patterns in areas where therapeutic advances occur at a rapid rate. The PDSA cycle was developed and popularised by Deming in the 1950s; it is widely used for quality improvement and forms the core of the ISO 9000 standard.

Plan-do-study-act cycle
• Plan: Review existing knowledge from practice settings and medical literature to formulate a plan.
• Do: Implement plan.
• Study: Assess effects of implemented changes.
• Act: Review the changes and modify the changes for the next cycle.
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This article reviews the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle and then, in that context, examines specific issues that can prevent your organization from creating real value with Lean.
Theoretically, Lean process improvements should follow the eight steps of the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle, which are explained below.
The ideas for improvement generated by Lean can languish, however, even when participants follow the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle.