|Form and test hypotheses||Focus on systems and processes|
|Systematically study a problem of interest following a structured protocol||Establish measures to determine if a specific change actually leads to an improvement in systems and processes|
|Collect, analyze, and interpreter the findings of data collection||Analyze data to improve systems related to processes and outcomes (ie, cost, productivity, quality)|
|Disseminate the findings||Use the findings to improve quality of care|
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Gregory, K. E. (2015). Differentiating Between Research and Quality Improvement. The Journal of perinatal & neonatal nursing, 29(2), 100-102.