Risk-adjusted continuous outcome monitoring with an EWMA Chart: Could it have detected excess mortality among intensive care patients at Bundaberg Base Hospital?

David Pilcher, Toni Hoffman, Chris Thomas, David Ernest, Graeme Hart

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Abstract

Objective: To test whether applying a continuous riskadjusted charting method, using an exponentially weighted moving average (EWMA) chart, would have been useful for monitoring outcomes of patients admitted to the intensive care unit at Bundaberg Base Hospital, Queensland, between November 2000 and December 2005. Conclusions: Continuous monitoring of outcomes using an EWMA chart may have advantages over other techniques. Had data been available, analysis with an EWMA chart might have prompted review of processes and outcomes among patients at Bundaberg Base Hospital ICU.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36 - 41
Number of pages6
JournalCritical Care and Resuscitation
Volume12
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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