Science

Sample Dashboard Analysis Instructions

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The 4 columns in this section show the data for January, February, and March of 2010

Read the definitions carefully in order to

understand the information in each column. The

definitions are found at the bottom of the page.

The “point-prevalence assessment” refers to the

practice of choosing one day per month to check

the percentage of patients who were assessed for

pressure ulcers within 24 hours.

Review the meaning of each column:

 The “Mean” is the National mean value;

 The “Target” represents the NDNQI best performers for the quarter and is what this

hospital is aiming to achieve.

o “Actual” is where the hospital is at now;

o The “Var” is the difference between the “Target” and the “Actual”.

For example, the 3 rd

quarter of 2009, if the

“Target” was zero for the percent of patients with

acquired pressure ulcers (“%AQPRULC”) but the

“Actual” percent is 5.26, then the unit did not

meet their goal and this is an area that needs

intervention

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