Using Statistical Information
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Using Statistical Information
Statistics have become critical to the operation of any medical facility. At Samaritan Medical Center (SMC), we routinely look at data to guide our workflow, staffing and patient satisfaction. One of the most commonly referenced statistical databases used at our facility is Press Ganey. Press Ganey utilizes a mailed survey to a random selection of discharged patients to gauge the quality of care given to a given patient, based on their perception of the hospital visit. (Press Ganey, 2010). The Press Ganey data is generated from a comprehensive patient survey tool, which is divided into multiple areas. This division looks at the patient’s visit by location, provider and individual elements in each area. (Press Ganey, 2010). The resulting data is then presented in different frequency tables. This data encompasses both descriptive and inferential statistics. A descriptive statistic is used to describe a specific set of measurements. (Bennett, 2009). An example of how Press Ganey uses descriptive statistics would be our facility’s quarterly ranking percentile. This information is presented based upon the overall patient satisfaction rating averaged from the responses received from the patient surveys that are returned in the mail. Thus this data is born out of the inferential statistics gathered in the survey. This result is given in a percentage of satisfaction, which is presented every quarter. For example, SMC’s quarterly patient satisfaction rating was 86%. This number is then weighed against other facilities that have the same approximate volume and similar demographics. Based on that comparison, we receive a ranking as compared to these other facilities. Our overall ranking of 86% put SMC in the 60th percentile. Press Ganey also presents data in the form of inferential statistics. Inferential statistics use data gathered from a sample to make...

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Brent Thayne
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Uses of StatisticalInformationHCS/438 » Statistical Applications
Abstract
For this assignment, I will be looking at the different uses of statisticalinformation used in the healthcare setting. Statistics in healthcare are used in many areas including human resources, employee retention, patient satisfaction, and too many others to name. Hospitals use this...

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HCS/438 (Statistical Applications )
Quiz#2 - 2-25-2012 - Esmaail Nikjeh
Name: ________________________
True or False Questions; Please select the correct answer. (1 points each)
T F 1. The probability that X takes on a value that is between 3 and inclusive of 4 can be written as P(3 < X ( 4).
T F 2. P(X > x ) + P(X < x) + P(X = x) = 1.
T F 3. If P(X > x) = 0.34 and P(X = x) = 0.10, then P(X ( x) = 0.56.
T F...

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As the context of health care is changing due to the pharmaceutical services and technological advances, nurses and other health care professionals need to be prepared to respond in knowledgeable and practical ways. Health information is very often explained in statistical terms for making it concise and understandable. Statistics plays a vitally important role in the research. Statistics help to answer...

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Tdistributions-test to see if variable A = variable B interval/ratio data/normal curve either they = each other or they do not-Mean of A/ Mean of B
2 tailed test is easier but yields less information than 1 tail
Explanatory variable-explaining variable
Week 3 Quiz Chapters 4, 5, 6
Study Reading from Week 2
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Rule for normal distribution. (MEMORIZE)...

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Healthcare Statistics
July 1, 2000
Josh Collard
The use of statisticalinformation is vital in the healthcare industry. In my current position, we utilize data every day to make it a safe and comfortable environment for every single patient that uses our products. The products we specialize in range from commodity to special devices used in surgery.
Statistics are used in my workplace...

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Week 1:
DQ1: What are the differences between descriptive and inferential statistics?
According to Bennett (2009), the biggest difference between descriptive and inferential statistics is that descriptive statistics "deals with describing raw data in the form of graphics and sample of statistics" and inferential statistics "deals with estimating population parameters from sample data." This means that inferential statistics would be an estimate...

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