Testing for Improvement
Health Resources and Services Administration


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration has created an online module to provide an overview of proven methods used for testing changes to a health care system for the purpose of improving that system. The module further describes the importance of testing changes prior to their implementation. A hypothetical case study is presented throughout the module to exemplify the benefits of using best practices for testing changes made to a health care system. The following is an overview of each section’s content:

Part 1: Introduction

Part 2: Methods for Testing Changes

Part 3: Successful Tests of Change

Part 4: Test for Improvement

Part 5: Implementation

Part 6: Supporting Information