Home » Categories » CHARTrunner

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:




 ER Triage


 ER Treatment


 Outpatient Surgery


 Inpatient Surgery


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.

Attachments (2) Attachments
Related Articles RSS Feed
CR: Error “External table is not in the expected format” using Excel 2007 workbook
Viewed 3743 times since Wed, Oct 14, 2009
CR: SQL Server Stored Procedures Returns No Records
Viewed 2124 times since Fri, Nov 9, 2007
CR: Bar Chart of a column of numbers in various categories
Viewed 1798 times since Fri, Nov 9, 2007
CR: Collating sequence not supported
Viewed 2443 times since Tue, Dec 11, 2007
CR: Too many decimal places in the chart data grid for an Excel column that is calculated by a formula
Viewed 3332 times since Fri, Nov 9, 2007
CR: Installing CHARTrunner disables desktop wallpaper
Viewed 1901 times since Fri, Nov 9, 2007
CR: CR1.1 - Notes and Causes Problem
Viewed 1941 times since Fri, Nov 9, 2007
CR: Show every date on the chart
Viewed 2085 times since Thu, Jan 31, 2008
CR: CHARTrunner and SharePoint
Viewed 3687 times since Fri, Mar 9, 2012
CR: Histogram bars beyond specification lines
Viewed 2169 times since Fri, Nov 9, 2007