The CUSUM Slope Equals Observed Minus Expected Mortality and Can Be Visualized by a "Slope-Meter".
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We present an additional advantage of the Risk-Adjusted CUSUM (RA-CUSUM), namely that its slope can be quantified and is in fact equivalent to Observed (O) minus Expected (E) mortality. That is, the height of the RA-CUSUM is the O minus E deaths, which measures performance since the start of the series, and the slope of the RA-CUSUM is the O minus E mortality which measures performance during a chosen interval. We present a useful graphical tool (slope-meter) to allow approximation of this mortality difference by the viewer.
Jin, Ruyun; Wang, Mansen; Wang, Lian; and Grunkemeier, Gary, "The CUSUM Slope Equals Observed Minus Expected Mortality and Can Be Visualized by a "Slope-Meter"." (2022). Articles, Abstracts, and Reports. 6101.