An improved congenital heart assessment tool: a quality improvement outcome

Kerry L. Gaskin*, Liz Smith, Jo Wray

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    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)551-556
    Number of pages6
    JournalCardiology in the Young
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished (VoR) - 2 Apr 2023


    The plan, do, study, act (PDSA) QI design () was used to formatively evaluate feedback, directly influencing the quality and efficiency of the CHAT. The QI initiative was funded by the Health Foundation “Innovating for Improvement” programme and conducted over an 18-month period, comprising a 3-month set-up phase (August–October 2016) and 12 months implementation (November 2016–October 2017) at four specialist children’s surgical centres (London, Birmingham, Southampton, and Newcastle) and the University of Worcester. The implementation phase was extended to include stakeholders attending the Little Hearts Matter open day (March 2018).

    FundersFunder number
    University of Worcester
    Health Foundation


      • Cardiac surgery
      • monitoring
      • nursing care
      • paediatrics
      • quality improvement


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