This thesis discusses quality improvement in long-term care organisations in the Netherlands. It explores the influencing factors on quality improvement and aims at identifying opportunities for long-term care organisations to ‘improve their improvement’. This introduction sketches the outline of the research questions, firstly by explaining more about the history of quality improvement in the Netherlands and secondly by explaining the setting of Dutch long-term care. Thirdly, we present a theoretical background of quality improvement and we conclude with the various research questions of this thesis.

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R. Huijsman (Robbert) , N.S. Klazinga (Niek)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
The studies presented in this thesis have been performed at the Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare (iq healthcare), part of Radboud university medical center, the Erasmus Medical Centre Rotterdam, institute of Health Policy and Management and Prismant.
Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management (ESHPM)

Winters-van der Meer, S. (2014, September 12). Trinity of Quality Improvement. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/77226