Development and use of risk adjusted statistical process control tools for the monitoring and improvement of clinical outcomes in interventional cardiology

Smith, Ian Robert (2013) Development and use of risk adjusted statistical process control tools for the monitoring and improvement of clinical outcomes in interventional cardiology. PhD by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

This thesis explored the development of statistical methods to support the monitoring and improvement in quality of treatment delivered to patients undergoing coronary angioplasty procedures. To achieve this goal, a suite of outcome measures was identified to characterise performance of the service, statistical tools were developed to monitor the various indicators and measures to strengthen governance processes were implemented and validated. Although this work focused on pursuit of these aims in the context of a an angioplasty service located at a single clinical site, development of the tools and techniques was undertaken mindful of the potential application to other clinical specialties and a wider, potentially national, scope.

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ID Code: 62332
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD by Publication)
Supervisor: Mengersen, Kerrie & Johnson, Helen
Keywords: Statistical Process Control, Interventional Cardiology, Clinical Outcomes Monitoring, Clinical Outcomes Improvement, Risk Adjustment
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Mathematical Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 13 Sep 2013 05:54
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2015 23:35

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