In improvement work, displaying data with a run chart is one of the best ways to enhance your understanding of what the numbers are telling you. In this lesson, you will learn the elements of an effective run chart for improvement work: an X and Y axis, 10 or more data points, the baseline median, and annotations of tests of change. You'll have a chance to practice creating your own run chart for a hospital that’s trying to reduce wait times.
Estimated Time of Completion: 30 minutes
After completing this lesson, you will be able to:
1. Explain the value of tracking and plotting data over time.
2. List the basic elements of an an effective run chart.
3. Draw a run chart, such as by using IHI's run chart template.
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to take this lesson.
You must achieve a minimum score of
% to successfully complete this lesson.