Project #17610 - Healthcare Statistics and Research

As your recently hired employees are becoming more familiar with the various statistics studied in the health care setting, you decide you want to ensure they have a basic understanding of where health care statistics come from and the mathematical principles involved in calculating statistics. You also want to give your employees the task of computing some information and reviewing reports to check for accuracy.

  • Identify and discuss at least 2 specific sources of health care statistics. These sources can be examples of either primary or secondary data sources.
  • Prepare a memo that briefly defines, discusses, and educates your employees on the following topics:
    • Rounding Numbers
    • Percentage
    • Averages
  • At the end of your memo, include 2 separate reports (see below). For purposes of this assignment, you can copy and paste the reports into your memo, include the correct information in Report A, and highlight the incorrect information in Report B.
    • For Report A, illustrate to your employees how you calculate to get the correct average number of patients discharged during the two weeks identified. Complete the report by filling in the total number of patient discharges for each week and the average number of patient discharges for each week. Round the average to a whole number.
    • For Report B, identify the 6 errors regarding the percentages in the Coder Accuracy Report.  

Report A: Average Weekly Patient Discharge (Rounded to a Whole Number)


Day of Week

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Total

Average

# Discharged

19

33

29

22

42

25

10

XX

XX

# Discharged

21

39

24

30

28

21

14

XX

XX

 

Report B: General Hospital Quarterly Coder Accuracy Report: January – March 20XX

 

January

February

March

Totals

# # %
Records Correct Correct
550 537 97.6% 
582 553 95.0% 
564 501 88.8% 
601 552 89.1% 
2297 2143 93.3%

# # %
Records Correct Correct
447 392 87.7% 
549 501 87.2% 
432 388 89.8% 
589 542 94.5% 
2017 1823 90.4%

# # %
Records Correct Correct
391 375 92.4% 
487 405 83.2% 
623 597 95.8% 
568 533 93.8% 
2069 1910 89.8%

# # %
Records Correct Correct
1388 1304 93.9% 
1618 1459 94.0% 
1619 1486 91.8% 
1758 1627 92.5% 
6383 5876 92.1%

Coder A

Coder B

Coder C

Coder D

Total

 

Subject Medicine
Due By (Pacific Time) 11/24/2013 12:00 am
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