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The Shewhart Chart is another tool that can be used to apply statistical thinking to daily tasks. It is similar to the Run Chart in that it is a graphical display of process variations. For this assignment, discuss what a Shewhart Chart? What makes it preferable to the run chart? What are the 3 questions you need to ask when using this type of chart? Why are these important? What are the 5 rules for the Shewhart Chart? Do you feel this would be a beneficial tool for a healthcare manager?
Shewhart chart is a statistical tool used to measure whether a process is in control or not. In other words it monitors whether a process remains on target and within given upper and lower limits.
A shewhart chart is preferred over run chart as it includes upper and lower control limit lines with a centerline which allows us to go in more detail about the process.
When using shewhart chart one can ask the questions:
These are helpful as they indicate the causes that produce deviations from the stable form of the process which is helpful for continual improvement.
Five rules are as follows:
Yes it is a beneficial tool for a healthcare manager as it helps provide quality healthcare at lower cost with higher effective capacity.