Muir Gray: How to design and plan population based systems

Muir GrayI will present the approach we use in designing and planning population based systems of care in ten short blogs.



Here are the ten steps:

  • Define the scope of the system.
  • Define the population to be served.
  • Reach agreement on the aim and objectives of the service.
  • For each objective find one or more criteria.
  • For each of the criteria identify levels of performance that can be used as quality standards.
  • Identify all the resources used in the system, thus creating a system budget.
  • Define all the partners so that they need to be engaged in a clinical network.
  • Produce a system specification.
  • Prepare a plan to build the system.

Muir Gray is visiting professor of knowledge management, Nuffield Department of Surgery, University of Oxford.