CUSUM Procedures for Health Care Surveillance
Wei Jiang1; Lianjie Shu2; Honghao Zhao3; Kwok‐Leung Tsui3,4
Source PublicationQuality and Reliability Engineering International
ABS Journal Level1
ISSN1099-1638; 0748-8017

Detecting increases of incidence rate of an adverse health event is critical to health surveillance. Motivated by successful applications in industry quality control and productivity improvement, various cumulative sum (CUSUM) procedures have been developed to monitor rate changes of health events when population size changes over time. Average run length, which is commonly used in quality control, may be inappropriate in some situations when comparing control chart performance in health surveillance applications. This paper provides a thorough statistical comparison of CUSUM‐type procedures in the health care context based on different evaluation metrics. We show that different measures may favor different surveillance methods depending on the corresponding design criteria. We thus recommend a probabilistic measure as the criterion for design and evaluation of CUSUM control charts in health care surveillance. 

KeywordAverage Run Length Conditional Expected Delay False Alarm Rate Inhomogeneous Poisson Distribution
Indexed BySCIE
WOS Research AreaEngineering ; Operations Research & Management Science
WOS SubjectEngineering, Multidisciplinary ; Engineering, Industrial ; Operations Research & Management Science
WOS IDWOS:000325028800009
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Document TypeJournal article
Corresponding AuthorWei Jiang
Affiliation1.Shanghai Jiaotong University Antai College of Economics and Management Shanghai P. R. China
2.City University of Hong Kong Department of Manufacturing Engineering and Engineering Management Hong Kong P. R. China
3.Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332, USA
4.University of Macau Faculty of Business Administration Taipa Macau
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Wei Jiang,Lianjie Shu,Honghao Zhao,et al. CUSUM Procedures for Health Care Surveillance[J]. Quality and Reliability Engineering International,2012,29:883-897.
APA Wei Jiang,Lianjie Shu,Honghao Zhao,&Kwok‐Leung Tsui.(2012).CUSUM Procedures for Health Care Surveillance.Quality and Reliability Engineering International,29,883-897.
MLA Wei Jiang,et al."CUSUM Procedures for Health Care Surveillance".Quality and Reliability Engineering International 29(2012):883-897.
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