Data visualization techniques to showcase nursing care quality

Karen A. Monsen, Jessica J. Peterson, Michelle A. Mathiason, Kim Ms, Seonah Lee, Chin Lin Chi, David S. Pieczkiewicz, Mollie R. Cummins

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Abstract

Data visualization is creating images that can help explain, explore, and report multivariate, multidimensional data.1, 2 Simple shapes and colors, alone or in combination, have been used by nurses to convey powerful healthcare quality information beginning with the famous Scutari pie charts of Florence Nightingale.3, 4 Today, nurses leverage computer science, statistics, and clinical expertise for visualization development and interpretation and human visual perception to identify salient (obvious) distributions, patterns, or relationships in the data.1, 2 The purpose of this article is to showcase data visualization techniques that have been used with nursing data sets to explore nursing care quality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)417-426
Number of pages10
JournalCIN - Computers Informatics Nursing
Volume33
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

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