The Health Care Data Guide

The Health Care Data Guide

Written by: Lloyd P. Provost

  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • Publish Date: 2011-12-06
  • ISBN-10: 9781118085882
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The Health Care Data Guide is designed to help students andprofessionals build a skill set specific to using data forimprovement of health care processes and systems. Even experienceddata users will find valuable resources among the tools and casesthat enrich The Health Care Data Guide. Practical and step-by-step,this book spotlights statistical process control (SPC) and developsa philosophy, a strategy, and a set of methods for ongoingimprovement to yield better outcomes. Provost and Murray reveal how to put SPC into practice for awide range of applications including evaluating current processperformance, searching for ideas for and determining evidence ofimprovement, and tracking and documenting sustainability ofimprovement. A comprehensive overview of graphical methods in SPCincludes Shewhart charts, run charts, frequency plots, Paretoanalysis, and scatter diagrams. Other topics include stratificationand rational sub-grouping of data and methods to help predictperformance of processes. Illustrative examples and case studies encourage users toevaluate their knowledge and skills interactively and provideopportunity to develop additional skills and confidence indisplaying and interpreting data. Companion Web site:

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