Cumulative Sum (CUSUM) methods provide an approach for monitoring outcomes of an ongoing process. The idea of the approach is to produce charts that allow real time monitoring of the process, so that changes or problems can be quickly identified and remedied as needed. The methods were first devised to monitor industrial processes in the early 1950s. Their potential use for monitoring health and medical outcomes was recognized in the 1970s. In more recent years, methods of risk adjustment have greatly extended and enhanced the usefulness of these techniques in the medical context.
Define CUSUM- what is it and how does the SRTR calculate center's performance
Risk-adjustment methods used to compare observed-to-expected survival
When should I be concerned about my program outcomes?
Is it safe to share? Is it meaningful in forecasting program performance both in the short term and long term in view of multiple insurance company requests for the CUSUM reports to be released?
Bayesian Charts: What are they and SRTR plans and timeline for public release
An OPO Quality Program encompasses the development of quality system processes throughout the organization; ensures corporate compliance with regulatory standards and legislation; and ensures that goals are set and measured to continuously improve practice.
Understand the practices for ensuring the quality of organs and the procurement and preservation of organs.
Learn about the regulatory standards that govern OPO quality and when OPO's report patient safety and disease transmission issues.
What are OPO quality metrics
Understand the impact that OPO quality practices have on transplant centers.
Lisa Stocks, RN, MSN, FNP, University of California, San Diego Health System