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Operational Impact


Quality Assurance Mechanism (PI3863)

Describes the quality assurance mechanisms that were in place at the organization during the reporting period. Select all that apply:
- Peer review/supervision
- Audit and feedback
- Checklists and logs
- Electronic monitoring systems
- Communication and education strategies
- Guidelines, protocols, and registries
- Other
Reporting format
Metric type
Metric level
Product/Service, Organization
IRIS metric citation
IRIS, 2016. Quality Assurance Mechanism (PI3863). v4.0.


Organizations should footnote details and descriptions of these mechanisms (including if they select "Other") and how they are linked to quality improvement activities and plans. See usage guidance for further information.

Usage Guidance

  • This is a list of process measures that have evidence-based correlations to improvements in clinical quality but may not be applicable to all organizations operating in the health sector.
  • Please see the glossary term Quality Assurance Mechanisms for more details on each of these options.
  • Source: this list of quality assurance mechanisms was adapted from the results of a systematic review of quality assurance best practices from the NHS: