Although the various tools and techniques of quality management are routinely deployed in order to improve healthcare quality, an integrated approach is lacking, which combines the customer focus to identify quality issues, analytical techniques for prioritising improvement measures and a project management approach to plan, implement and evaluate the improvement projects. This study develops an innovative framework using Quality Function Deployment (QFD) and a logical framework in order to address this issue, and demonstrates its effectiveness using a case study on the intensive care unit of a hospital.
- critical care
- quality function deployment
- logical framework
- project management
Dey, P. K., Hariharan, S., & Ho, W. (2009). Innovation in healthcare services: a customer focused approach. International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 6(4), 387-405. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJIL.2009.024135