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Statistical Process Control for Healthcare Improvement: a Case Study
Mariarosaria Apreda, Ulrich Wienand, Giorgia Valpiani, Michele Scagliarini

Last modified: 2015-09-05

Abstract


This study aims to investigate the utility and potentialities of statistical process control for monitoring performances of healthcare organizations. We showed that control charts are very useful for detecting changes in perioperative system performance, represented in this study by the operating room turnaround time. The methodology is able to detect changes quickly and to detect small changes over time.

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