Health Quality & Safety Commission | Judgement Sampling: A health care improvement perspective
This article from Quality Management in Healthcare argues that health care improvement requires a different analytical approach to most scientific studies. Instead of relying on the analysis of random samples to identify problems and potential solutions, health care improvement is better served by judgement sampling, which uses an expert to identify useful data.
The authors believe that in many cases, where the goal is to learn about or improve a specific process or system, judgment samples are not merely the most convenient and economical approach, they are technically and conceptually the most appropriate approach. This is because improvement work is done in the real world, in complex situations involving specific areas of concern and focus.
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