Nokuthaba Sibanda

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BACKGROUND The lack of robust systems for monitoring quality in healthcare has been highlighted. Statistical process control (SPC) methods, utilizing the increasingly available routinely collected electronic patient records, could be used in creating surveillance systems that could lead to rapid detection of periods of deteriorating standards. We aimed to(More)
BACKGROUND Hip and knee replacement are some of the most frequently performed surgical procedures in the world. Resurfacing of the hip and unicondylar knee replacement are increasingly being used. There is relatively little evidence on their performance. To study performance of joint replacement in England, we investigated revision rates in the first 3 y(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate mortality in men admitted to hospital with acute urinary retention and to report on the effects of comorbidity on mortality. DESIGN Analysis of the hospital episode statistics database linked to the mortality database of the Office for National Statistics. SETTING NHS hospital trusts in England, 1998-2005. PARTICIPANTS All(More)
(2007) The CUSUM chart method as a tool for continuous monitoring of clinical outcomes using routinely collected data. Abstract Background: The lack of robust systems for monitoring quality in healthcare has been highlighted. Statistical process control (SPC) methods, utilizing the increasingly available routinely collected electronic patient records, could(More)
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