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Charts and other statistical tools

Explain statistical methods and tools used in quality measurement and improvement, including flowcharts, cause-and-effect diagrams, Pareto charts, and run charts. How are these used to assist in improving healthcare organizations?

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Control charts are used in the process itself to make sure the process is in statistical control. Measurement controls and a variability chart are used, so managers can analyze the data. This helps to make sure a project remains one of quality.

Run charts are line charts. They show the performance of a project over time. It is used to track different variables, and can track improvements added to a project.

Flow charts are used to show how the process is supposed to flow. It shows all the steps in the process. It is used to define the processes in a project and communicates this process. Flow charts help to standardize and improve processes by identifying where ...

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This solution provides a discussion of statistical tools in healthcare, including charts.