Also known as: Check list, defect concentration diagram
A check sheet is a form used for quickly and easily recording data or identifying actions or requirements. Check sheets are effective at registering the occurrence of incidents, events, tasks, or problems in a systematic manner. For example, analysing treatment results or suspected process/task inefficiencies.
Check sheets can also help prevent mistakes when carrying out multi-step procedures by systematically covering the steps or tasks required, e.g. steps of assessment or workflow.
Example: The check sheet below was used to collect data on incomplete client referrals. The tick marks were added as data was collected over several weeks.
A possible change for improvement could lead to developing another type of check sheet (a check list) designed to prevent mistakes, incomplete care or to avoid duplication and excessive waste in administration time.
Check lists consist of the following:
Some examples of other types of check lists developed to improve child and youth mental health services include: