A tool to identify falling care quality

Nurs Times. 2011;107(49-50):14-6.


Issues raised in the Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust inquiry led staff at NHS South West to develop a tool that could predict falling standards, so preventive action could be taken before failings in care occurred. This article describes how the Quality, Effectiveness and Safety Trigger Tool (QuESTT) was developed and implemented in practice.

MeSH terms

  • Benchmarking / methods*
  • England
  • Humans
  • Nursing Care / standards*
  • Nursing Staff, Hospital / organization & administration
  • Organizational Case Studies
  • Peer Review, Health Care
  • Program Development
  • Quality Indicators, Health Care*