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Table 4 Facilitators to quality measurement and improvement

From: Quality improvement in small office settings: an examination of successful practices

Internal Facilitators   External Facilitators  
Idea champion N = 28; 71% Learning collaborative N = 14; 37%
Cooperation of physicians N = 28; 71% External funding or assistance N = 12; 32%
Commitment of physician/team N = 26; 66% External vendor or consultant N = 9; 24%
Cooperation of other clinical staff N = 26; 66% Lack of external pressure N = 8; 21%
Cooperation of support staff N = 23; 58% Support from plans, purchasers N = 7; 18%
Investment of time, energy by leadership N = 21; 55% External pressures N = 7; 18%
"Teamness" of the practice N = 18; 45% Financial incentives N = 6; 16%
Available resources N = 18; 45%   
Systems to track progress N = 12; 32%   
Cooperation of patients N = 5; 13%   
  1. Factors cited as facilitators to quality measurement and improvement, reported in percentages of physicians who reported them.