Tufte, you need to give me a little bit more...
March 1, 2011 4:49 PM Subscribe
How should I display this data? Chlamydia screening rates among 20 clinics, cut a few different ways.
Big picture question: resources for really good charts and graphs?
posted by teragram to health & fitness (7 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
Yes, I went to a Tufte class today.
So it got me thinking: how can I best visualize this data? I am looking at chlamydia screening of sexually active young women: twenty clinics, patients split between internal medicine and pediatrics PCPs, and patients included either by having a hormonal birth control prescription or some other reason. I want to get my audience discussing the variation and thinking about ways to improve.
I know I could do this with a bunch of different displays (a graph comparing the rates of the different clinics, a page comparing the clinics pediatrics only, etc etc) but I wonder if there is something more clever.
Big picture, any books or resources for excellent charts and graphs? I have the Tufte books right here, but I want more examples. Bonus points if they display healthcare data. Even suggestions on terms to search on Google Images would be much appreciated.