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The Health Care Data Guide: Learning from Data for Improvement by Sandra Murray, Lloyd P Provost

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CHAPTER 6

SHEWHART CHART SAVVY: DEALING WITH SOME ISSUES

This chapter presents some issues often encountered when beginning to use Shewhart charts in improvement work. By studying this chapter the reader will learn key graphical guidelines for creating and presenting more effective charts, some typical software-created problems to avoid, and some issues and options to consider when using the I chart.

DESIGNING EFFECTIVE SHEWHART CHARTS

Chapters Three through Five contain many different types and examples of run charts, Shewhart charts, and other useful graphs. Chapter Thirteen includes seven additional case studies that use run and Shewhart charts to learn from variation in data. Although a time series chart is a fairly simple concept, the development ...

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