Corrective Action Preventive Action (CAPA)

Corrective action/preventive action (CAPA) is the key to continuous improvement in an organization.

Corrective action/preventive action (CAPA) basically consists of retroactive or proactive improvement. Corrective action is a company’s efforts to fix a mistake and keep it from happening again. Preventive action is when a company anticipates a problem and takes measures to avoid or mitigate it. Effective CAPA procedures are key to a company's quality improvement efforts.

Simplifying CAPA: Seven Steps