Accession Number:

ADA324401

Title:

Statistical Process Control in Medical Surveillance. An Application Using Spirometry

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

82.0

Abstract:

This research effort concentrated on applying statistical process control techniques to the results of seven years worth of spirometry exams of workers at Wright-Patterson AFB in helping the occupational health squadron identify potential work hazard areas. Each spirometry exam was classified as abnormal or normal based on a comparison with established normals or a significant loss of function from the previous years exam for the individual. Each test was classified into the work area of the individual and the number of abnormalities per population of the work area was examined.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE