Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Operational Sciences
Kenneth W. Bauer, Jr., PhD
This research effort concentrated on applying statistical process control techniques to the results of seven years worth of spirometry exams of workers at Wright-Patterson AFB in helping the occupational health squadron identify potential work hazard areas. Each spirometry exam was classified as abnormal or normal based on a comparison with established normals or a significant loss of function from the previous year's exam for the individual. Each test was classified into the work area of the individual and the number of abnormalities per population of the work area was examined.
DTIC Accession Number
McAree, Paul W., "Statistical Process Control in Medical Surveillance. An Application Using Spirometry" (1996). Theses and Dissertations. 6235.