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1542.0 - Statistical Quality Incident Response Plan, Jun 2012  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 26/06/2012  First Issue
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A quality incident response plan (QIRP) is a systematic plan for resolving serious doubts about key statistical results by examining the processes that contributed to the results. The QIRP approach is designed to provide a quick and rigorous high level response to a serious statistical issue be it realised or potential. A key feature of the approach is the formation of a dedicated ad hoc multi-disciplinary team to investigate and resolve the issue in a pragmatic way.

This paper provides information for conducting and creating a quality incident response plan. This helps manage statistical risks by having documented and accepted guidelines on what to do when a quality incident arises.

A quality incident response plan process has the following four broad stages:

    1. Initiate a quality incident response plan
    2. Manage the implementation of the quality incident response plan
    3. Resolve the quality incident (i.e. confirm or reject causal issues)
    4. Implement

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