Monitoring the evolutionary process of quality: risk-adjusted charting to track outcomes in intensive care.

@article{Cook2003MonitoringTE,
  title={Monitoring the evolutionary process of quality: risk-adjusted charting to track outcomes in intensive care.},
  author={David A. Cook and Stefan H. Steiner and Richard J. Cook and Vern T. Farewell and Anthony Park Morton},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={31 6},
  pages={1676-82}
}
OBJECTIVE To present graphical procedures for prospectively monitoring outcomes in the intensive care unit. DESIGN Observational study: risk-adjusted control chart analysis of a case series. SETTING Tertiary referral adult intensive care unit: Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia. PATIENTS A total of 3398 intensive care unit admissions from January 1, 1995, to January 1, 1998. CONCLUSIONS Risk-adjusted process control charting procedures for continuous monitoring of… CONTINUE READING

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