Describe statistical information used in health care.

Describe statistical information used in health care.

Describe statistical information used in health care. 150 150 Nyagu

Assessment 1 Instructions: Data and Statistics in Health Care
Collect data on a topic from the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) data repositories and write a two-page report that explains the statistics collected, potential users of the information, and other possible data sources.
INTRODUCTION
Statistics can be used at any level within an organization or in the health care industry. Abilities to access health data resources and leverage data to improve patient care are commonly required health care workplace skills. In this assessment, you will explore how health care organizations use national and local statistics to improve the quality of patient care.
DEMONSTRATION OF PROFICIENCY
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the course competencies through the following assessment scoring guide criteria:
Competency 1: Interpret health care data.
Describe statistical information used in health care.
Competency 2: Explain data resources used in health information management.
Describe the users of statistical information in health care.
Describe resources available for statistics in health care.
Competency 4: Apply statistical strategies to analyze health care data.
Describe uses of statistics in health information management.
Competency 5: Communicate in a professional manner to support health care data analytics.
Create a clear, well-organized, professional document that is generally free of errors in grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
Follow APA style and formatting guidelines for references and citations.
PREPARATION
To prepare for this assessment, complete these steps:
Visit the data and statistics page of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (n.d.). Data & statistics. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/datastatistics/
Choose a topic under the heading Data & Statistics by Topic at the top of the page. For this assessment, you may select any topic that interests you. Keep in mind, however, that as a data analyst you will be given the required reporting topics.
Explore the page for your selected topic and review the information presented under the different subheadings.
INSTRUCTIONS
In your role as a data analyst for Vila Health, your responsibilities include completing various monthly reports. For this particular report, you have been asked to collect data from the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) data repositories, which compile statistics on mortality, morbidity, birth rates, and other topics. For this assessment, you will write a report that explains the statistics you are collecting and using, the potential users of this information, and other possible data sources you might encounter as a data analyst. Write this report as if you were mentoring a new data analyst and explaining the need for these monthly reports. Your report must include all of these headings and address all sub-bullets following each heading:
Statistical Information Used in Health Care.
Describe statistical information used in health care, including examples found about your topic.
Use of Statistics in Health Information Management.
Describe the use of statistics in health information management, such as registries, hospital statistics, and vital statistics.
Health Care Data Users.
Describe several users of statistical data in health care.
Statistical Resources Used in Health Care.
Describe the statistical resources used for this assessment, as well as several others you have explored.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Assessment length: Two double-spaced pages.
Font: Times New Roman, 12 point.
Writing: Create a clear, well-organized, and professional document that is generally free of errors in grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
Resources: Introduction to Statistics

Capella University Health Care Administration Undergraduate Library Research Guide.
Please consult this guide as needed to conduct independent research on course topics. This resource will direct you to scholarly, peer-reviewed, and authoritative resources.
Horton, L. A. (2017). Calculating and reporting healthcare statistics (5th Rev. ed.). Chicago, IL: AHIMA Press. Available from the bookstore.
Chapter 1, “Introduction to Healthcare Statistics,” pages 1–11.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.cms.gov/
Explore the resources on this website, including the Research, Statistics, Data, & Systems tab. Browse the links provided on this page; choose several of the available reports and review the data provided.
United States Census Bureau. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.census.gov/
Under the Topics menu, select Income & Poverty, Health, and Families & Living Arrangements. Read the data about these topics. Resources: Types of Statistics
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Horton, L. A. (2017). Calculating and reporting healthcare statistics (5th Rev. ed.). Chicago, IL: AHIMA Press. Available from the bookstore.
Chapter 2, “Mathematics Review,” pages 13–30.
Chapter 6, “Death (Mortality) Rates,” pages 91–120.
Chapter 7, “Hospital Autopsies and Autopsy Rates,” pages 121–143.
Chapter 8, “Morbidity and other Miscellaneous Rates,” pages 145–171.
Lopez, A. D., AbouZahr, C., Shibuya, K., & Gollogly, L. (2007). Keeping count: Births, deaths, and causes of death. The Lancet, 370(9601), 1744–1746.
This 2007 article remains relevant to understanding problems associated with data collection.