Since then, additional quality improvement methods have evolved:

  • Shewhart Cycle (PDCA)
  • Six Sigma (DMAIC)
  • Lean (5S)


  1. Describe the steps in each of the three quality improvement methods listed above.
  2. While evolving from industry, describe how each quality improvement method can be applied to achieve quality improvement in healthcare organizations.
  3. For the analysis of each quality improvement method, the discussion should be a minimum of three (3) paragraphs, with a maximum of five (5) paragraphs.

2. Use APA format and cite sources, as necessary. 

  1. Student’s must use a minimum of 3 scholarly references – scholarly references can include peer-reviewed articles, textbooks, journals, and scholarly news articles. No YouTube videos.

No plagiarism

Textbook Title: Applying Quality Management in Healthcare: A Systems Approach


Author:Patrice L. Spath and Diane L. Kelly 

Publisher (Year): 2017