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Using P Charts to Assess Trauma Team Performance

Thursday, September 27, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Claire Etheridge
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The American College of Surgeons requires trauma programs to monitor patient care and system processes on a continuous basis using a reliable method of data collection. This is where the words “track and trend” come into play. The problem is that using data to monitor trauma team performance can be very challenging.

For example, if you have two OR delays in July and three in August, does that mean your trauma team’s performance is slipping? If you have two undertriage events in September and none in October, does that mean your performance is improving?

In spite of our best efforts to analyze performance improvement (PI) data correctly, the numbers can easily be unclear or even misleading.

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