Application of attribute control charts to risk-adjusted data for monitoring and improving health care performance.

@article{Hart2003ApplicationOA,
  title={Application of attribute control charts to risk-adjusted data for monitoring and improving health care performance.},
  author={Marilyn K. Hart and Kwan Yong Lee and Robert F Hart and James WK Robertson},
  journal={Quality management in health care},
  year={2003},
  volume={12 1},
  pages={
          5-19
        }
}
This article proposes a new class of control charts that may be used for monitoring and improving the quality of care. Unlike conventional control charts that rely on observed performance data, these charts use risk-adjusted data in addition to the observed data. The resulting time-ordered charts are capable of reducing time-to-time variation that may stem from uncontrollable changes in patient mix over time. Depending on how observed and risk-adjusted data are combined, proposed charts are… CONTINUE READING

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