Table 3

Motivators to measure and improve

Motivators to Measure

Motivators to Improve


Identification of problem by practice leader

N = 23; 58%

Identification of problem by practice leader

N = 28; 71%


Training in quality measurement or improvement

N = 16; 42%

Available solution that appeared feasible

N = 21; 55%


Available product or tool

N = 12; 32%

Trends evident in data

N = 20; 53%


Encouragement from colleagues, societies

N = 8; 21%

Comparing performance to benchmarks

N = 15; 39%


Dissatisfaction/loss of clinicians

N = 7; 18%

Examination of trends by colleagues

N = 12; 32%


Identification of problem by consultant

N = 6; 16%

Identification of problem by consultant

N = 9; 24%


Financial incentives

N = 5; 13%

Financial incentives

N = 7; 18%


Pressures from plans, purchasers, etc.

N = 5; 13%

Dissatisfaction/loss of clinicians

N = 6; 16%


Dissatisfaction/loss of patients

N = 2; 5%

Pressures from plans, purchasers, etc.

N = 3; 8%


Publication of report on safety, errors

N = 2; 5%

Publication of report on safety, errors

N = 3; 8%


Dissatisfaction/loss of support staff

N = 1; 3%

Dissatisfaction/loss of patients

N = 3; 8%


Malpractice losses/increased premiums

N = 0

Dissatisfaction/loss of support staff

N = 1; 3%


Initiation of public reporting

N = 1; 3%


Factors cited as motivators to quality measurement and improvement, reported in percentages of physicians who reported them.

Wolfson et al. BMC Family Practice 2009 10:14   doi:10.1186/1471-2296-10-14

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