Using Run Charts

In this module, we will describe how to prepare and interpret run charts, one of the most useful tools of quality improvement. We will also examine control charts, an even more powerful method for QI. Why are run and control charts so useful? With these charts we can investigate how our systems and processes of care perform over time.

You will learn:

  • Define run charts
  • Describe the value of using run charts in quality improvement
  • Recognize common rules for identifying special causes
  • Interpret run charts

Author(s): John D. Voss, MD

Estimated time to complete: 20 minutes

Credit hours: .25

Method and Medium: Learners participate in the interactive learning modules by correctly answering multiple choice questions dispersed throughout. Learners will be prompted to try again if a question is answered incorrectly.

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