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Qual Manag Health Care. 2008 Apr-Jun;17(2):186-8. doi: 10.1097/

Personal quality improvement and individualized health process control: an update.

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Epidemiology & Biostatistics Department, Medical School, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, USA.


Chronic disease management is about personal quality improvement. This involves tracking personal health measures over time to develop the patient's understanding of common and special cause variation. This can be done through the use of run, control, and time between charts. This review gives examples of different methods taken from the literature.

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