Using a Run Chart

2. Sustaining Your Efforts: Using a Run Chart

What is it and how can it help me?

Improvement takes place over time. Determining if improvement has really happened, and if it is lasting, requires observing patterns over time. Run charts are graphs of data over time and are one of the most important tools for assessing the effectiveness of change.

Where can I find out more information?

Run Charts Part 1 YouTube Whiteboard Presentation (7 min)
IHI Open School >

Run Charts Part 2 YouTube Whiteboard Presentation (6 min)
IHI Open School >

Run Chart Tool
Institute for Healthcare Improvement >

MDH QI Toolbox: Run Chart
Minnesota Department of Health

This toolbox defines what a run chart is and how to use it. >

Introduction to Measurement for Improvement e-Learning Module
NHS Scotland >