Performance of risk-adjusted control charts to monitor in-hospital mortality of intensive care unit patients: a simulation study.

@article{Koetsier2012PerformanceOR,
  title={Performance of risk-adjusted control charts to monitor in-hospital mortality of intensive care unit patients: a simulation study.},
  author={Antonie Koetsier and Nicolette Fransisca de Keizer and Evert de Jonge and David A. Cook and Niels Peek},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={40 6},
  pages={1799-807}
}
OBJECTIVES Increases in case-mix adjusted mortality may be indications of decreasing quality of care. Risk-adjusted control charts can be used for in-hospital mortality monitoring in intensive care units by issuing a warning signal when there are more deaths than expected. The aim of this study was to systematically assess and compare, by computer… CONTINUE READING