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Detecting early signals for rare events: the application of time ...

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By g madhavan — control charts, also known as shewhart charts (after walter a. shewhart) or process-behavior charts, in statistical process control are tools used to ...
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Session: Current Techniques in Public Health Data AnalysisProgram: Applied Public Health StatisticsDetecting early signals for rare events:The application of time-between andcumulative sum control charts for suddenunexpected infant deathsGowri Madhavan, MPHAmy M. Anneken, MSCincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center• Identify the impact of interventions toimprove infant mortality or other rareevents when there are uncontrolledinfluences in the environment.• Analyze public health measures usingstatistical process control methodology.Learning ObjectivesBackgroundOutcome MeasureWhy are we doing the work?Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, together with ourcommunity partners, has a goal that the children of HamiltonCounty, Ohio, will be the healthiest in the nation.Environmental Influences to Improving Infant MortalityStatistical Process ControlWalter Shewhart (1891-1967)• Known as the father of statistical process control(SPC)• 1930’s, telephone industry• Developed analytic ...
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