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Figure 5. Sample Pareto Diagram:�Trauma Nurse and Interruptions (24-Hour Observation)

A Toolkit for Redesign in Health Care: Final Report

Bar chart depicting sample activities of a trauma nurse during 24-hour observation, showing hours and minutes spent on each activity. The chart also shows the duration of a task in minutes each time the nurse performed that task.

Note: This Pareto diagram displays the same trauma nurse's activities during the same 24-hour period illustrated in Figure 4. However, Figure 5 also breaks each bar into the frequency with which a particular activity began and ended. For example, the "attend to patient" bar has 38 components reflecting 38 separate times the nurse attended to a patient. Data in this chart are for illustrative purposes only.

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Current as of September 2005
Internet Citation: Figure 5. Sample Pareto Diagram:�Trauma Nurse and Interruptions (24-Hour Observation): A Toolkit for Redesign in Health Care: Final Report. September 2005. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patient-safety-resources/resources/toolkit/tkfig5.html