MIT Publications

Statistical Process Control Analysis in the HSE Performance Profile

The Measurement for Improvement Team, Quality Improvement Division has been working in collaboration with the HSE Corporate Reporting Team to analyse a number of HSE Performance Indicators using Statistical Process Control (SPC) methods. This analysis is included in the quarterly HSE Performance Profile Reports available here https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/publications/performancereports/2018-performance-reports.html and can also be downloaded at the links below.
pdf logo Please click here to download the "January to March Quarterly Performance Profile Report"
pdf logo Please click here to download the "April to June 2018 Quarterly Performance Profile Report"

MIT Poster Presentations at the National Patient Safety Office Conference 2018

The third National Patient Safety Office Conference was also held in Dublin Castle from October 17th to 18th, 2018. Four posters were presented by members of the Measurement for Improvement Team, Quality Improvement Division.

Thanks to all who tweeted about the posters and came to discuss measurement for improvement work over the course of the two days.

pdf logo Please click here to download a.pdf copy of the poster entitled "Improving National Performance Reporting using Statistical Process Control (SPC)" plus "Sketchnote and QI"
pdf logo Please click here to download a.pdf copy of the poster entitled "Measuring Improvement in Sepsis Mortality using Statistical Process Control"
pdf logo Please click here to download a.pdf copy of the poster entitled "Using Data to Support Improvement"
pdf logo Please click here to download a.pdf copy of the poster entitled "Role of Measurement for improving training and Curriculum in Improving Patient Safety"

Previous MIT Poster Presentations at the National Patient Safety Office Conferences

pdf logo Please click here to download a.pdf copy of the poster entitled "A Curriculum to Support Measurement for Improvement Training in Ireland"
pdf logo Please click here to download a.pdf copy of the poster entitled "Achieving Sepsis Goals: The Effects of a Sepsis Quality Improvement Programme"
pdf logo Please click here to download a.pdf copy of the poster entitled "Measurement for Improvement: A National Quality Profile"
pdf logo Please click here to download a.pdf copy of the poster entitled "Measurement for Improvement: Supporting Services"

The International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQUA)

The Measurement for Improvement Team Presented a poster at the 2017 ISQUA Conference entitled Evaluation of the Usability and Usefulness of Statistical Process Control (SPC) Charts in Healthcare, a systematic review.
pdf logo                Please click here to download a.pdf copy of the poster entitled "Evaluation of the Usability and Usefulness of Statistical Process Control (SPC) Charts in Healthcare, a systematic review"

Measurement for Improvement Annual Reports

The Measurement for Improvement team annual report for 2016 is now available. The 2015 annual report is available.

(please note that the Measurement for Improvement team name replaced the Information and Analysis Unit in 2015)

pdf logo        Please click here to download a.pdf copy of the Measurement for Improvement "Annual Report for 2016"
pdf logo Please click here to download a.pdf copy of the Measurement for Improvement "Annual Report for 2015"

Patient Safety Culture Survey (PSCS) Composite Results and Comparative Statistics Report

Forty one hospitals participated in the ‘National Patient Safety Culture Survey for Staff in Acute Hospitals’ between June 2013 and March 2014. The survey tool used was an adapted version of the Agency for Health Care Research (United States (US)) ‘Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture’ (AHRQ 2004) and was piloted and refined by the Quality and Patient Safety Directorate (now the Quality Improvement Division (QID)). 
Following the Survey, each participating hospital received its own survey report. This assessment of a hospital’s patient safety culture assisted hospitals in meeting the National Standards for Safer Better Healthcare (HIQA 2012) and enabled hospitals to incorporate survey findings into any quality improvement plans being developed to meet the requirements of the National Standards for Safer Better Healthcare.

In order to meet further information requirements, data from 41 participating hospitals and 4,700 respondents were merged into one composite database and analysed. This Composite Results and Comparative Statistics Report presents this analysis in the form of overall results and comparative measures, so as to enable each hospital to compare its results with those of other hospitals. The Quality Improvement Division is committed to providing the integral support within the overall system to enable hospitals to address comparative culture outcomes.

pdf logo Please click here to download a .pdf copy of the PSCS Composite Results and Comparative Statistics Report.

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