The Use of Control Charts in Health-Care and Public-Health Surveillance (With Discussion and Rejoinder)

Journal of Quality Technology vol. 38 issue 2 - April 2006

Abstract: [This abstract is based on the author's abstract.]Applications of control charts in healthcare monitoring and public health surveillance are introduced to industrial practitioners. Ideas that originate in this venue that may be applicable in industrial monitoring are discussed. Relevant contributions in the industrial statistical process control literature are considered.

Keywords: Exponentially weighted moving average (EWMA) - Healthcare industry - Probability charts - Risk analysis - Statistical process control (SPC) - Cluster analysis - Cumulative sum control chart (CUSUM)

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