PRIMARY CARE QUALITY IMPROVEMENT: ABDOMINAL AORTIC ANEURYSM (AAA) SCREENING

AIM: Increase screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA) in asymptomatic men aged 65-75 to X % by DATE.

REASON
FOR THE EFFORT

Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a significant cause of death in Canada…

Imagine having access to information on patients in your practice/organization that facilitates identification of those whom would most benefit from interventions? Who would that patient be and how might the improvement change their care, experience, health journey, and their life?

The impact on patient experience and clinical outcomes when processes are not in place or not working well becomes the improvement opportunity!

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IMPROVING PROCESSES
FOR MORE PATIENTS

QUALITY DIMENSIONS

Population Health; Patient-Centredness; Effectiveness

OUTCOME, PROCESS, & BALANCE MEASURES

Casting a Net: Males aged 65-75AAA Screening & Identification

AND/OR

Casting an Additional Net: Risk Factor FocusAAA Screening & Identification

CHANGE IDEAS

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AAA SCREENING
QI TOOLS

AAA QI PLAN TEMPLATE

QI Tool Examples

AAA SCREENING PROCESS MAP:

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Vascular Health Primary Care Work Group
Last Updated: June 30, 2017