By understanding and analyzing the driving (positive) forces and restraining (negative) forces on the road to a desired improvement, this tool expands the usefulness of a Force Field Analysis. The Diagnostic Force Field Analysis enables members of an improvement team to capture their collective knowledge of the current state, compare positive and negative forces, and reflect on root causes before developing solutions. By encouraging agreement on the strength of each positive and negative force, the tool helps a team prioritize improvement efforts. Developed by PHF quality improvement experts John W. Moran
and Les Beitsch
, this tool can be used in conjunction with AIM Statements, Force Field Analysis, and other tools for prioritization. The Diagnostic Force Field Analysis is a supplement to the Public Health Quality Improvement Encyclopedia
. Click here
to see the full tool.
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