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Quality and Safety Series: 7. Cause and Effect (Fishbone) Diagramming

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Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET.

11:00 a.m. Pacific  |  12 noon Mountain  |  1:00 p.m. Central

The Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG) Hospital Quality Improvement Contract (HQIC) Quality and Safety Series is designed to assist your organization in its quality improvement journey, from planning and preparation to sustaining gains.

Offered on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month, this series is designed as a learning module for the novice or a refresher of skills for the expert.

These "quick-inars" consists of a 30 minute or less bite-size learning presentation to review key skills necessary to function in the quality improvement role or for other staff members participating in a quality improvement initiative.


  • Identify a cause-and-effect diagram.
  • Explore why an organization should use a cause-and-effect diagram.
  • Discuss how to create and implement a cause-and-effect diagram.