Information on the SQUIRE (Standards for QUality Improvement Reporting Excellence) Guidelines
What are the SQUIRE guidelines?
The SQUIRE guidelines provide a framework for reporting new knowledge about how to improve healthcare. The guidelines are intended for reports that describe system level work to improve the quality, safety, and value of healthcare and include methods to ensure observed outcomes are due to the interventions.
How does BMJ Quality use the SQUIRE guidelines?
The BMJ Quality workbooks are based on the SQUIRE guidelines. These workbooks take users step-by-step through quality improvement projects and support them in writing them up.
What do the SQUIRE guidelines cover?
The framework broadly covers the following areas:
Title and abstract: Title and abstract
Introduction: Problem description, available knowledge, rationale, specific aims
Methods: Context, interventions, study of the interventions, measures, analysis, ethical considerations
Discussion: Summary, interpretation, limitations, conclusions
Other information: Funding