A run chart might be the most classic tool for displaying and interpreting data for improvement, but it's not the only one. In this short lesson, IHI's Dave Williams, PhD, teaches you to use three other charts that can also help you understand variation within data sets. These tools may help you from time to time in your improvement work.
Note: This work was developed under Contract Number No. HHSM-500-2015-00297C, entitled, “Hospital Engagement Network II” (“HEN 2.0”). This publication's contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Estimated Time of Completion: 30 minutes
After completing this lesson, you will be able to:
1. Draw and interpret a histogram.
2. Draw and interpret a Pareto chart.
3. Draw and interpret a scatter plot.
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You must achieve a minimum score of
% to successfully complete this lesson.