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SQUIRE 2.0 (Standards for QUality Improvement Reporting Excellence): revised publication guidelines from a detailed consensus process

Reporting guideline provided for?
(i.e. exactly what the authors state in the paper)
Quality improvement in health care


SQUIRE 2.0 checklist (PDF) - 2015 update

Full bibliographic reference Ogrinc G, Davies L, Goodman D, Batalden P, Davidoff F, Stevens D. SQUIRE 2.0 (Standards for QUality Improvement Reporting Excellence): revised publication guidelines from a detailed consensus process.

This guideline was published simultaneously in 7 journals. You can read the guideline in any of these journals using the links below.

BMJ Qual Saf. 2015. PMID: 26369893
J Nurs Care Qual. 2015. PMID: 26429125
Am J Crit Care. 2015. PMID: 26523003
Perm J. 2015. PMID: 26517437
J Surg Res. 2015. PMID: 26515734
J Contin Educ Nurs. 2015. PMID: 26509402
J Am Coll Surg. 2016;222(3):317-323. PMID: 26385723

Language English
Relevant URLs
(full-text if available)
The full-text of the SQUIRE 2.0 update, published in 2015, is available from: SQUIRE 2.0
Explanation and elaboration papers
Goodman D, Ogrinc G, Davies L, Baker GR, Barnsteiner J, Foster TC, Gali K, Hilden J, Horwitz L, Kaplan HC, Leis J, Matulis JC, Michie S, Miltner R, Neily J, Nelson WA, Niedner M, Oliver B, Rutman L, Thomson R, Thor J. Explanation and elaboration of the SQUIRE (Standards for Quality Improvement Reporting Excellence) Guidelines, V.2.0: examples of SQUIRE elements in the healthcare improvement literature. BMJ Qual Saf. 2016;25(12):e7. PMID: 27076505

Availability in additional languages The SQUIRE 2.0 guideline is available in Italian.
Relevant more generic / specialised reporting guidelines
(i.e. main generic guideline or extension to a generic guideline)
SQUIRE-EDU: Ogrinc G, Armstrong GE, Dolansky MA, Singh MK, Davies L. SQUIRE-EDU (Standards for QUality Improvement Reporting Excellence in Education): Publication Guidelines for Educational Improvement. Acad Med. 2019 Oct;94(10):1461-1470. PMID: 30998575

Reporting guideline website URL http://www.squire-statement.org/
Reporting guideline acronym SQUIRE 2.0
Study design Quality improvement studies
Applies to the whole report or to individual sections of the report? Whole report
Previous versions of this guideline / Guideline history SQUIRE 1.0
The SQUIRE reporting guideline was originally published in 2008.

Davidoff F, Batalden P, Stevens D, Ogrinc G, Mooney S. Publication guidelines for quality improvement in health care: evolution of the SQUIRE project.

Qual Saf Health Care. 2008;17 Suppl 1:i3-i9. PMID: 18836063
BMJ. 2009; 338:a3152. PMID: 19153129
Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2008;34(11):681-687. PMID: 19025090
Ann Intern Med. 2008;149(9):670-676. PMID: 18981488
J Gen Intern Med. 2008;23(12):2125-2130. PMID: 18830766

Ogrinc G, Mooney SE, Estrada C, Foster T, Goldmann D, Hall LW, Huizinga MM, Liu SK, Mills P, Neily J, Nelson W, Pronovost PJ, Provost L, Rubenstein LV, Speroff T, Splaine M, Thomson R, Tomolo AM, Watts B. The SQUIRE (Standards for QUality Improvement Reporting Excellence) guidelines for quality improvement reporting: explanation and elaboration. Qual Saf Health Care. 2008;17 Suppl 1:i13-32. PMID: 18836062

Other An online fillable SQUIRE checklist is also available via the GoodReports website at https://www.goodreports.org/reporting-checklists/squire/.

Record last updated on May 3, 2024


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