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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Specific topics include Lean principles and common tools such as value-stream mapping, brown-paper mapping, the eight wastes, the Deming Cycle, Kaizen, 5S, Poka-Yoke, standard work, and so on.
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PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act), also known as the Deming Cycle, is an iterative four-step problem-solving process used in quality control that is at the core of the Toyota Motor Corporation's success.
Review continually--which sounds suspiciously like the Deming cycle of Plan-Do-Check-Act.
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