Basic Allied Health Statistics and Analysis / Edition 3

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Overview

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.

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Editorial Reviews

Phillip W. Girlie
This is a very well thought out book that outlines an introduction into healthcare statistics. Written with the healthcare student in mind, it gives a fundamental overview of terms, definitions, and formulae used in computing healthcare statistics. This book's purpose is to provide healthcare students with an introduction to terms, definitions, and formulae used in computing health care statistics. The book is structured so that students can evaluate their progress and build confidence. Each chapter has a self-testing opportunity. Written especially for healthcare students, the book will be very useful to an assortment of healthcare professionals. The book will be applicable to most healthcare settings and disciplines. This book is designed with self-testing opportunities at the end of each chapter. The student can evaluate their understanding of the material as they progress through each chapter. Students only need a basic understanding of math to solve these problems. Each chapter is written to allow easy review of the previous material. Using data collected from healthcare setting, the book effectively demonstrates many basics important in understanding statistics. This will be a very useful and user-friendly text for healthcare students and professionals. As collection and analysis of data expands, this text will help prepare the healthcare worker of today and the future to understand the terms, definitions, and formulae used. It is important to note that this book is written at level that a novice can read and understand.
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"The beginning review chapters are a great overview for students that have not had math in recent years, layout & organization of information in the text is easy to follow, self-tests and chapter tests are very good practice for students." - Kelly Rinker, RHIA, CPHIMS, Faculty, Regis University

"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

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Reviewer: Phillip W. Girlie, RRT, BIS (Medical College of Ohio)
Description: This is a very well thought out book that outlines an introduction into healthcare statistics. Written with the healthcare student in mind, it gives a fundamental overview of terms, definitions, and formulae used in computing healthcare statistics.
Purpose: This book's purpose is to provide healthcare students with an introduction to terms, definitions, and formulae used in computing health care statistics. The book is structured so that students can evaluate their progress and build confidence. Each chapter has a self-testing opportunity.
Audience: Written especially for healthcare students, the book will be very useful to an assortment of healthcare professionals. The book will be applicable to most healthcare settings and disciplines.
Features: This book is designed with self-testing opportunities at the end of each chapter. The student can evaluate their understanding of the material as they progress through each chapter. Students only need a basic understanding of math to solve these problems. Each chapter is written to allow easy review of the previous material. Using data collected from healthcare setting, the book effectively demonstrates many basics important in understanding statistics.
Assessment: This will be a very useful and user-friendly text for healthcare students and professionals. As collection and analysis of data expands, this text will help prepare the healthcare worker of today and the future to understand the terms, definitions, and formulae used. It is important to note that this book is written at level that a novice can read and understand.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781428320895
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/4/2008
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 634,645
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Gerda Koch is a retired Assistant Professor in the Medical Assistant Program at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois. Her career in Health Information Management and education spans more than 30 years.

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Table of Contents

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

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