Run charts

Watch our short QI Bitesize animation to find out more about variation and run charts.

Run chart is a line graph of data plotted over time. It will help you find trends and patterns. It is a simple way to help analyse information.

With run charts you would have data in chronological order on the X axis, such as months or years and on the Y axis you would have the measure of interest.

Find out more about run charts here on the  NHSI website.