An introduction to statistics for local clinical audit and improvementPublished: 1st December 2015
This guide refreshes its 2009 predecessor and sets out the basics of statistical data analysis and presentation for those involved in local clinical audit and improvement projects.
It uses illustrative case examples to:
- Explain how to use descriptive statistical methods to analyse and present quality improvement data
- Provide general principles on how to choose the most appropriate statistical methods
- Demonstrate how to present local statistical data clearly and concisely
The guide is broken down into sections, detailing the types of data that exist, various methods of statistical analysis, ways to present local data clearly, and guidance on sampling techniques. It aims to help those who are new to or unfamiliar with statistical data analysis and presentation, whether patients, patient representatives, staff or Board members.