p Chart Dashboard for Excel

The purpose of the p Chart dashboard is to evaluate the stability of multiple patient safety measurements in a healthcare environment.

Here is an example of the p Chart dashboard in QI Macros for Excel using data from the Healthcare Data Guide.

The p dashboard has a few main components: a data entry sheet and a p chart template. There are also c, np and u chart templates, but we'll stay with just the p chart for this example. You cannot combine c, np, p and u charts on the same dashboard automatically.

  • Data Entry Sheet
    Just type data into the yellow/white input areas on the data sheet. Use a numerator and denominator for each measurement:
  • p-chart-dashboard-1

  • p Chart with "skyline" limits:
  • p-chart-dashboard-1


Creating the p Dashboard

  1. Input measurement titles and data into the data sheet as shown above.
  2. Click on the p Chartl worksheet as shown above.
  3. Use the NEXT button to look through the various charts to make sure they are what you want.
  4. When you have the right data and charts, click on the CREATE DASHBOARD button to create the dashboard. This will create new worksheets for each chart as well as the dashboard showing the p charts:
  5. p Chart Dashboard

  6. Delete the unused worksheets, as they are no longer needed.
  7. You can rearange the charts on the dashboard by clicking and dragging them around.
  8. You can then continue to add data to the data sheet and update charts by clicking the "Refresh Charts," "Refresh Charts w Stability," or "Refresh Charts w Rules" buttons on the data sheet. Refresh with Stability will run QI Macros stability analysis on all control charts. Refresh Charts with Rules will run QI Macros stability analysis on all control charts and show specific rules violated.
  9. If you save this workbook as an Excel "Shared" workbook, you could have multiple people updating various measurements. Just refresh the charts every so often. Anyone can then look at the dashboard.

I think you'll find this a very powerful feature of QI Macros. Creating dashboards of key measures quickly and easily. And keeping them up-to-date with a click of a button.


Change the Y-Axis Multiplier on P and U Charts:

  • Located to the right of the chart, this functionality allows you to change the multiplier. This automatically changes the y-axis value (e.g. 1, 10, 100, etc.):

y-axis-multiplier


Add new charts to an existing dashboard

You can add new charts to an existing dashboard manually:

  1. Add new data to Data Sheet.
  2. Select the sheet containing the type of chart you want to add.
  3. Use the Next/Previous buttons to get to the new chart you want to add.
  4. Right Click on the Sheet name and choose Move/Copy (Check the Create a Copy box). Click OK.
  5. Right Click on the new Chart and choose "Copy".
  6. Click on the Dashboard Sheet, Click on an empty cell and choose "Paste" to copy the chart into the dashboard.
  7. Reposition the new chart on the dashboard.

The July 2018 release of QI Macros adds a new button that will do steps 3-6 for you.

  1. Add new data to Data Sheet.
  2. Select the sheet containing the type of chart you want to add.
  3. Use the Next/Previous buttons to get to the new chart you want to add.
  4. Click on the "ADD THIS CHART TO DASHBOARD" button:
  5. add-chart-to-dashboard

  6. Reposition the new chart on the dashboard..

You can also use this feature to create custom dashboards containing more than one kind of chart (e.g., c charts with p charts and u charts in the cpu Dashboard).


Create a Histogram Dashboard:

  1.  If you would like to create a Histogram Dashboard, based upon your data set, select the sheet containing the type of chart dashboard you created.
  2. Select the Previous button to get to the very first chart in your data set.
  3. Next, select the "Create Histogram Dashboard" button:
  4. create-histogram-dashboard-button

Change the Y-Axis Multiplier:

  • Located to the right of the chart, this functionality allows you to change the multiplier. This automatically changes the y-axis value (e.g. 1, 10, 100, etc.):

y-axis-multiplier


Need to Add More than 100 Rows of Data?

Dashboards only provide up to 100 rows of data calculations. If you have more than 100 rows, you will need to manually extend the formulas and use our "Add Data" functionality - see instructions below:

  1. For any charts requiring more than 100 rows of data, go into each control chart tab created after your Dashboard was developed. Next, unfilter your data by selecting the Filter button > "Select All" > "OK":
  2. dashboard expand calculations

  3. Select and extend the formulas in row 101 to the number of additional rows you need:
  4. expand calculations down

  5. Click on your chart in that tab, select "Add Data" from the QIMacros Chart section, and input how many rows you added:
  6. How Many Rows of Data

    How Many Rows of Data Prompt

  7. Next, go to your Dashboard tab and click on the chart you added data to - perform same steps listed in step 3.
  8. Then, go to the Data Sheet tab and select either the "Refresh Charts" or "Refresh Charts w Stability" buttons:
  9. refresh charts button Dashboard Refresh with Stability Analysis Button

  10. Your Dashboard will now be updated to include your extra data!

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