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Hospital adverse events and control charts: the need for a new paradigm

Morton, A; Whitby, M; Clements, Archie


Control charts are being increasingly used to summarise sequential rates of hospital adverse events (AEs). They are designed to detect departures from stable, predictable processes and are therefore appropriate when information about the mean value and variability of the relevant time-series data is available, from when the process is or has been in a stable, predictable state. This is often the case with binary data AEs such as surgical site infections and surgical mortality. However, it may...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhin.2009.07.026


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