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Overview

BASIC ALLIED HEALTH STATISTICS AND ANALYSIS, 4th Edition is the comprehensive resource for future health care professionals in a variety of Health Information Management careers. Designed to explain common statistical computations and their practical uses in health care settings, the book's hands-on approach requires students to think through problems and then apply the proper method of statistical analysis. Topics explore the current health care industry, basic math and statistical computations, vital statistics and mortality rates, census and occupancy rates, and more, all in accordance with CAHIIM curriculum standards and competencies. Chapter learning features include examples, tables and figures, and even a separate column for note-taking, along with a brand new chapter on the fundamentals of research. Plenty of case studies and self-assessment opportunities keep students engaged in the material, while ensuring a practical and discerning knowledge of key data and statistical 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.
From the Publisher
"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: 672,497
  • 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

1. Statistical Terminology and Health Care Data. 2. Health Care Overview and Patient Data Collection. 3. Mathematical Review. 4. Census. 5. Percent of Occupancy. 6. Length of Stay and Discharge Days. 7. Hospital Mortality Rates. 8. Obstetrical-Related Rates. 9. Autopsy Rates. 10. Miscellaneous Rates. 11. Vital Statistics Data and Rates. 12. Frequency Distribution. 13. Measures of Central Tendency and Variation. 14. Data Presentation. 15. Fundamentals of Research 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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