Introduction to Measurement for Improvement: Run Charts, Pareto Charts & Histograms

11 November 2020, 9:00am to 5:00pm


Venue: Level 1, 1 Reserve Road, St Leonards

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This full day workshop will introduce you to some of the tools for measurement such as the Run Chart, Pareto Chart and the 80/20 Rule, Histogram, Tally Sheet, Basic Statistics and the concepts of measurement and data collection. Bring your laptop as you will learn how to create these charts in Excel.

The Clinical Excellence Commission Quality Improvement Academy website provides a range of quality tools and resources to support NSW Health staff to improve the quality of care for our patients. The tools and resources include graphs, charts, diagrams and mapping tools designed to help you plot the data around your intended quality improvement initiative. By using these tools and resources throughout your Quality Improvement initiative, you and your team can gain a better understanding of the underlying problems that are causing the issue, gain insight as to how best to go about the improvement and develop an effective strategy to complete your project.

Learning objectives

After completion of the workshop the participant will be able to:

  • Navigate the CEC Quality Tools web site pages
  • Download & use the Quality Tool Excel templates on CEC Website
  • Create and interpret a Run Chart
  • Create and interpret a Pareto Chart and describe the 80:20 rule
  • Create and interpret a Histogram
  • Describe the difference between median and mean
  • Describe the Family of Measures - Outcome, Process and Balancing measures
  • Describe the different types of data: Categorical, Continuous and Attribute data
  • Differentiate between the Numerator & Denominator
  • Describe the importance of an operational definition
  • Describe how and when to use a Tally Sheet
  • Demonstrate the use of measurement in rapid cycle PDSAs
  • Apply some basic Excel skills

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Event Contact

Wendy Jamieson

0434 078 026