Table 4

Facilitators to quality measurement and improvement

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%


Factors cited as facilitators 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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