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Activity Number: 317
Type: Invited
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 8, 2006 : 2:00 PM to 3:50 PM
Sponsor: Section on Statistics in Epidemiology
Abstract - #304973
Title: The Use of Control Charts in Health Care Monitoring and Public Health Surveillance
Author(s): William H. Woodall*+
Companies: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Address: Department of Statistics, Blacksburg , VA, 24061-0439,
Keywords: statistical process control ; cusum ; health care quality ; prospective disease cluster detection

There are many applications of control charts in health care monitoring and public health surveillance. We introduce these applications to industrial practitioners and discuss applicable ideas in industrial monitoring. The advantages and disadvantages of the charting methods proposed in the health care and public health areas are considered. Additional contributions in the industrial statistical process control literature relevant to this area are given. There are many application and research opportunities available in the use of control charts for health-related monitoring.

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