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How to use control charts to evaluate the impact of your QI work 

August 18, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

How do you know if your QI intervention resulted in improvement? What are ways to analyze data to demonstrate the positive benefits of your QI initiative? Control charts are a fundamental tool used in QI to display data over time and allows teams to evaluate their interventions and demonstrate their impact on clinical processes and outcomes. Using interactive exercises and illustrative examples, participants will learn how to differentiate between various types of control charts, analyze them for special cause variation, and interpret their findings. Participants will also learn how to create control charts using QI Macros through instructor-led examples.

Note: Participants should have a basic understanding of run charts and data for improvement prior to attending this masterclass. You do not need a license to QI Macros to sign up.


  • Review run charts and control charts 
  • Select an appropriate control chart based on the type of data being collected 
  • Interpret run and control charts to determine whether common or special cause variation exists 
  • Review additional advanced topics in SPC including freezing the baseline, subgrouping and how to approach common vs special cause variation in QI projects 
  • Create control charts using QI macros. 

Date and time:

  • Friday, August 18, 12-4 p.m. ET


  • $400 – non-members
  • $300 – CQUIPS+ members (25% discount!)


Dr. Brian Wong is the Director of Continuing Education & Quality Improvement for the University of Toronto’s Department of Medicine and general internist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Dr. Wong received his MD and subsequent specialty training in General Internal Medicine at the University of Toronto. After completing his residency training in 2007, he undertook a research fellowship in patient safety funded by the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation. As part of this fellowship, he became certified as an Improvement Advisor through the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Boston, Massachusetts, and completed the Education Scholars Program at the Centre for Faculty Development at the University of Toronto. He is actively involved in delivering patient safety and quality improvement training to learners across the learning continuum. Over the past 5 years, he has trained several hundred trainees and faculty through various educational activities at the local and national level. His research the sits at the intersection of quality improvement, patient safety and medical education has helped to advance our collective knowledge for how best to teach quality improvement and patient safety and integrate these concepts into training. He is a member of steering committees focused on establishing national faculty development strategies in quality and safety at both the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

Dr Eric Monteiro  is an Associate Professor, Assistant Program Director and Competency Committee Chair in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at The University of Toronto (Sinai Health). His clinical interests include head and neck oncology, skull base surgery and rhinology. His academic pursuits are in Quality and Patient Safety including the development of quality indicators, improving the patient experience in head and neck surgery, among others. He currently serves as the Co-Director for the Certificate Course in Quality improvement and Patient Safety at the Centre for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety at the University of Toronto.

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