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1 Quality Improvement Project- Documenting BMI Quality Improvement (QI)- An excellent method of analyzing a particular clinical practice, implementing change in that practice and assessing the effects of changes. The overall goal is to measure where you are and devise strategies to make you better. Measurement of BMI can be improved through the use of Quality Improvement Projects.

2 Quality Improvement Project- Improving the Documentation of BMI QI Projects focused on improving the measurement of BMI can be on a target population (eg. Greater than 2 years) or on the entire population served by a particular institution. The ideas used in the following QI Project description have been adapted from Teaching Immunization Delivery and Evaluation, also known as TIDE, and can be found at the website:

3 Designing a QI Project- Improving the Documentation of BMI Step 1: Assess the measurement of BMI. Two possible methods are: 1)Chart Method- uses data from randomly selected medical records. 2)Consecutive Method- collects data of consecutive children as they are seen for care. Easiest method to implement!! Record data on a Standardized Encounter Record for each patient.

4 Designing a QI Project- Improving the Documentation of BMI Step 2: Improving BMI Measurement 1)Describe and analyze key office routines related to measuring BMI. 2)Based on findings in 1), select interventions likely to improve the measurement of BMI. 3)Focus on the Vital Few interventions rather than the Useful Many.

5 Designing a QI Project- Improving the Documentation of BMI Step 3: Assessing the Effects of Changes 1)Assess BMI Measurements again after a specified period of time. Key Points It is important that key players buy into project! Incentives are very important!

6 Designing a QI Project The nuts and bolts of this sample QI project can be used to conduct a QI project to improve any clinical practice related to obesity advocacy. Some example clinical practices: counseling on exercise and diet, providing handouts or prescriptions for diet/exercise, ensuring follow-up for obese patients, going over The list goes on…..


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