I've written about his before, but I am still concerned about the lack of will to share what doesn't work in quality improvement initiatives. I worry that improvement leaders are so concerned about telling their sponsors that the work is doing very well, that they can't face the less than successful projects. We all know we learn from mistakes - in fact one of the basic tents of quality improvement is the importance of testing and learning (from the good and the bad).
I keep threatening to start the Journal for Quality and Safety Initiative Learning/Mistakes/Failures/Messes. When I figure the title I'll get it going. Any suggestions?