The run chart: a simple analytical tool for learning from variation in healthcare processes.

  title={The run chart: a simple analytical tool for learning from variation in healthcare processes.},
  author={Rocco J. Perla and Lloyd Provost and Sandy K Murray},
  journal={BMJ quality & safety},
  volume={20 1},
BACKGROUND Those working in healthcare today are challenged more than ever before to quickly and efficiently learn from data to improve their services and delivery of care. There is broad agreement that healthcare professionals working on the front lines benefit greatly from the visual display of data presented in time order. AIM To describe the run chart-an analytical tool commonly used by professionals in quality improvement but underutilised in healthcare. METHODS A standard approach to… CONTINUE READING
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