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Title: Best versus the rest : Comparing hospitals graphically.
Epworth Authors: McKenzie, Dean
Chorley, Tracy
Loke, Jane
Fowler Steen, Spencer
Fisher, Alison
Keywords: Health Care Services
Mortality Data
Statistical Methods
Funnel Plot
Health Administration, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: Oct-2023
Conference Name: Epworth HealthCare Research Month 2023
Conference Location: Epworth Research Institute, Victoria, Australia
Abstract: AIMS: In assessing and improving quality in Healthcare , we often compare numbers of events, e.g., falls or deaths, across hospitals and/ or wards, using a variety of statistical methods, including graphical ones. To apply two statistical methods to compare mortality data between hospitals. CONCLUSIONS: Both methods reach the same conclusions regarding mortality. While chi square is a widely used method for overall comparisons, funnel plots allow visual comparison of individual hospitals with the overall mean. The latter technique takes hospital size into account and can readily be applied to risk adjusted data. Therefore, funnel plots should be used more often in comparative studies in healthcare.
Type: Conference Poster
Affiliated Organisations: Monash University
Swinburne University
Deakin University
Type of Clinical Study or Trial: Comparative Study
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