Statistical Process Control in Medical Surveillance. An Application Using Spirometry
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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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.
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Statistics and Probability