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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 7

MORE SHEWHART-TYPE CHARTS

In previous chapters, we discussed the use of run charts and Shewhart charts to learn from variation in data. The Shewhart chart applies Shewhart’s theory of variation to time-series data and provides an operational definition of common and special causes of variation in a measure. This chapter presents some additional types of Shewhart charts that are useful in health care applications and some advanced methods to learn from data collected over time.

The objective of this chapter is for the reader to learn when they might apply the following types of Shewhart and other time series charts:

1. APPLY Other Shewhart Charts:

  • NP chart
  • and Range charts
  • Median chart
  • G chart (number of opportunities between rare ...

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