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This comprehensive resource is designed to explain how statistics are computed and applied in health care settings. The hands-on method requires you to think through a problem and choose the appropriate data to apply. Detailed examples and numerous practice opportunities present a step-by-step learning path that encourages mastery of concepts.
The book contains black-and-white illustrations.
"I will never use another book besides the Koch book - it is excellent." - Cindy Fickenscher, MBA, RHIA, Program Director/Instructor, Health Information Technology Program, Gateway Technical College
Chapter 1: Statistical Terminology and Health Care Data Chapter 2: Health Care Overview and Patient Data Collection Chapter 3: Mathematical Review Chapter 4: Census Chapter 5: Percent of Occupancy Chapter 6: Length of Stay/Discharge Days Chapter 7: Hospital Mortality Rates Chapter 8: Obstetrical-Related Rates Chapter 9: Autopsy Rates Chapter 10: Miscellaneous Rates Chapter 11: Vital Statistics Data/Rates Chapter 12: Frequency Distribution Chapter 13: Measures of Central Tendency and Variation Chapter 14: Data Presentation Appendix I: Glossary Appendix II: Formulae Appendix III: Abbreviations Appendix IV: Answers to the Self-Tests & Chapter Tests Appendix V: Quick Reference Service Classification Categories