An aim statement is the answer to the question, what are we trying to accomplish? Improvement requires setting aims. An organization will not improve without a clear and firm intention to do so. The aim should be time-specific and measurable; it should also define the specific population of patients that will be affected. Agreeing on the aim is crucial; so is allocating the people and resources necessary to accomplish the aim.
Resource 1: Aim Statement Worksheet
Resource 2: Instructions for Setting Aims