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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2017-18


PH 126 Statistical Measurement & Analysis in Quality Improvement

This course explores the history and theory of statistical process control and its application to health care. Specific topics covered include: development of measures; data collection; graphical display of data; the theory and construction of control charts for means, proportions, counts and rare events; statistical testing with control charts; analysis of means. Benchmarking and an organizational approach to measurement and improvement are discussed. Different study designs for improvement work are explored. The course emphasizes application of theories and principles through the use of case studies, small group exercises and interactive discussions with guest presenters. Lab exercises, a group project and a take-home final exam are required elements of the course.

4 credits; (HP, P, LP, NC)

Prerequisites: PH 117, PH 139 and 140 (preferred)

Instructor

Brant Oliver and Jeremiah Brown

Offered

Winter - Tuesdays 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm