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Sharps injuries and occupational health: An application of statistical process control for analyzing and improving worker safety

David Moseman, MD1, William Riley, PhD2, and Lisa Eide, MD1. (1) University of Minnesota School of Public Health, 420 Delaware Street SE, MMC 729, Minneapolis, MN 55455, (2) Division of Health Services Research and Policy, University of Minnesota, 420 Delaware Street, SE, MMC 729, Minneapolis, MN 55455, 612-625-0615, gpmays@uams.edu

This presentation will describe research examining the implementation and impact of statistical process control (SPC) interventions designed to improve quality, safety, and efficiency in health system settings. Core principles and elements of statistical process control techniques will be examined, along with methods for assessing the impact of SPC interventions on health system operations and outcomes. Examples of a specific SPC application to reduce sharps injuries and improve health care worker safety will be examined.

Learning Objectives: At the end of this presentation participants will be able to

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Any relevant financial relationships? No

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Advances in Health Systems Research: Methods and Applications

The 134th Annual Meeting & Exposition (November 4-8, 2006) of APHA