Using control charts to analyze serial patient-related data

Qual Manag Health Care. Fall 1994;3(1):70-7.


The authors collected data from the record of a patient who had recently undergone coronary bypass surgery and used these data to construct control charts. The control charts helped them to interpret the variation in several clinical parameters and to evaluate the clinical responses to this variation.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Coronary Artery Bypass / standards
  • Coronary Artery Bypass / statistics & numerical data
  • Data Interpretation, Statistical*
  • Decision Support Techniques
  • Female
  • Hospitals, Urban
  • Humans
  • Intensive Care Units
  • Massachusetts
  • Medical Records Systems, Computerized / statistics & numerical data*
  • Monitoring, Physiologic / statistics & numerical data*