Statistics

HI 203: Medical Quality Management

 

                                            Assignment #1: Quality Improvement Tools

 

 

Total:   80 points

Each student must individually complete this assignment.

 

Quality improvement tools can be utilized at all phases in Performance Improvement whether it be designing processes, monitoring performance through data collection, analyzing current performance or improving and sustaining improved performance.

 

The use of blood and blood components is often a significant component of care for individual patients with respect to therapeutic potential and risk and has historically been given special attention when measuring and improving diagnostic and therapeutic intervention.

 

The collection of data and reporting on significant medication errors and adverse drug reactions is an important aspect of medication management and patient safety in all facilities.

 

Instructions:

 

  1. The attached tables for Cypress University Medical Center are to be used to complete the assignment requirements. The Excel versions are located in Blackboard.

 

  1. Prepare the following graphs using Excel. Graphs are to include the facility name, a descriptive title of

what each graph is representing and “axes” must be labeled.

 

  1. A “run chart” that displays both the patients crossmatched and patients transfused for the first ten months of 2015. Note: Chart format must be able to display data for the entire year.

(20 points)

 

B          A “Pareto chart” displaying all components of blood units transfused year-to-date for 2015.

(20 points)

 

  1. A pie chart displaying the reasons for medical errors percentages year-to-date for 2015.

(20 points)

 

  1. Answer the statistical questions on the attached form (page 2) from the report information provided.

(20 points)

 

Submission of Assignment:

 

  1. The requirements of the assignment will need to be submitted by the designated date/time both as a printed copy and electronically in Blackboard.

 

  1. In one stapled document packet, include a printed copy of the assignment requirements in the following order:
  • Excel graph – “run chart”
  • Excel graph – “Pareto chart”
  • Excel graph – “pie chart”
  • Answers to statistical questions

 

  1. In addition, you must submit the following requirements in Blackboard following the instructions for Assignment #1. If they are not submitted in Blackboard in addition to the printed copy, there will be an automatic deduction of 50% for the graphs and then grading will start at that point.
  • Excel graph – “run chart”
  • Excel graph – “Pareto chart”
  • Excel graph – “pie chart”

HI 203: Medical Quality Management

 

Assignment #1:   Quality Improvement Tools

 

 

 

Instructions:     Answer the following statistical questions in the space provided as they relate to the Cypress University Medical Center reports.

 

 

  1. What percentage of discharged patients received a transfusion

(round answer to tenths position)

            (4 points)

  1. in the month of April?                            ___________

 

  1. year-to-date?                                         ___________

 

 

  1. What percentage of patients crossmatched in June received a transfusion? __________

(round answer to tenths position)

(2 points)

 

  1. What percentage of patients transfused year-to-date received only a single unit transfusion? __________

            (round answer to tenths position)

            (2 points)

 

  1. What is the average number of units crossmatched per patient

(round answer to hundredths position)

            (4 points)

 

  1. in the month of May?     __________

 

  1. Is this above or below the year-to-date average?     ___________

 

 

  1. What is the year-to-date transfusion reaction rate? (percentage of patients with reaction)

(round answer to hundredths position)

(2 points)                                                                                        _____________

 

 

  1. What is the average number of incorrect prescription errors per admitted patient

(round answer to hundredths position)

            (4 points)

  1. in the month of June?                            ___________

 

  1.          Is this above or below the year-to-date average?     ___________

 

 

  1. What percentage of admitted patients during November received a medication administered

via the wrong route?

(round answer to hundredths position)

(2 points)                                                                                   _______________

 

 

 

 

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