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CR: Charting counted incidents

Customers often need to chart Excel data that is the result of a database query. The database might be a customer relationship management system (CRM) or it might be a hospital wide patient management system. In either case a query is performed, the results are put into Excel, and the Excel sheet is handed to an analyst who is tasked with creating a chart or quality improvement visual based on the results.

When faced with 2,000 rows of data, in the basic form shown below, a CHARTrunner user might conclude the data cannot be charted:

IncidentDate

 Department

1/1/08

 ER Triage

1/1/08

 ER Treatment

1/1/08

 Outpatient Surgery

1/2/08

 Inpatient Surgery

Etc…

In this case each row represents a Patient Fall incident on the date and in the department shown. This could represent other incident types. For example, it could be Infections data or it could be some type of Medication Error data. The pattern is that we have a date and some indication that an incident occurred within a department.

The attached Using-CHARTrunner-to-chart-counted-incidents.pdf file discusses how to use CHARTrunner with this type of data.

The attached ChartingCountedIncidents.zip contains several CHARTrunner 3.6 chart definitions plus some sample data in an Excel workbook. You can download the zip file, extract the files, put them into a folder, and set this as your working folder in CHARTRunner 3.6. This will allow you to see and experiment with the various solutions presented in the attached PDF file.

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