In order to continuously improve quality and safety within healthcare, processes must be monitored before and after changes are implemented to determine if improvement has been made. There are various ways to track progress with data including run charts and control charts. Run charts are useful in providing a quick analysis and visual review of […]
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Tracking change with quality improvement efforts requires establishing clear data definitions, using a standardized method of data collection, and displaying the data in a manner that generates meaningful information. To begin, in order to determine if improvement has been made, one must establish that a change has occurred and that it has led to improvement.