stats test.txt

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  1. small part of larger group of data-
  2. branch of mathematics concerned with collecting, organizing, summarizing & analyzing data-
  3. reasons for studying statistics-
    • research
    • decision making
    • organizing data
    • planning
    • registry, patient cost
  4. unprocessed facts & figures that can be deliberately selected, processed & organized to provide useful info-
  5. improved understanding sequence-
    data---info---facts---improved understanding---better decision making
  6. (ex) lab results, weight-
  7. (ex) name, DOB, address, final labs, male/female-
  8. (ex) high blood pressure reading, diagnosis-
  9. to organize & describe the features of data in study (specific, describes something)-
    descriptive stats
  10. guess about larger group of data by drawing conclusions from small group of data (small sample)-
    inferential stats
  11. a count of a particular population-
  12. first hand documents; refers to the health record that was developed by healthcare professionals in the process of providing care-
    primary data source
  13. data from a source other than the primary sources; are facility-specific-
    secondary data source
  14. primary data sources-
    • health record
    • hospital census
    • state vital records
  15. secondary data sources-
    • disease & operation index
    • registries
    • national vital stats
  16. one of the most primary sources of health statistics because it contains most of the health facts about patients-
    health record
  17. direct personal contact between patient & physician or other person authorized by state licensure; to order or furnish healthcare services for diagnosis or treatment-
  18. count of patients present at specific time & particular place-
    healthcare census
  19. users of health stats-
    • healthcare admin�staffing issues; determine types of services to provide
    • healthcare dept managers�implement dept goals
    • cancer registries�collect data re cancer, diagnosis, treatment, track survival rates
    • nursing facilities�types of payees patients have
    • home health�determine types of services used by patients & outcomes
    • hospice�match appropriate caregiver w/each patient
    • mental health facilities�determine whether theyre providing proper services for patients in comm
    • drug & alcohol facilities�show success rates
    • outpatient facilities�determine whether theyre providing proper level of care
    • managed care orgs
    • healthcare researchers
    • accreditation agencies
    • fed govt�for public health issues
  20. examples of healthcare statistics-
    • vital
    • cancer
    • immunization
    • HIV/AIDS
    • flu
    • smoking
    • accidents
    • poisoning
    • child abuse
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stats test.txt
2013-01-31 14:53:50

Chapter 1 & 2
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