Health statistics is important as it provides indicators that help us learn about the conditions of life and health in a country. Health statistics is used to understand both individual health and also the health of an entire nation. Additionally, health statistics helps us to understand the effect of health on individuals and their environment. As we monitor the health of population(s), we enhance our understanding of strategies to promote its health. The development and analysis of health statistics provides needed information about health care services at the local, state, national and even international level.
You are the HIM director for a Research Hospital, Be Well Healthcare. The hospital has just acquired a local hospital to expand their healthcare service options in your area. You have been asked to sit on the committee that will be collecting statistical information to present to the management team so they can learn about the new facility.
For this project, you will select a local hospital in your area, which will be the hospital that was just acquired as part of the case study. You will research and present a formal report to the committee. You will develop sections of the report throughout the course and submit a final compilation of all the sections for the last project deliverable.
Your final project is due in Module 10. There will be individual assignments along the way. The modules in which they are due are noted in the time line below.
02 – Introduction – due 10/13/17
02 – Hospital Overview – due 10/13/17
05 – Descriptive Statistics – 10/23/17
07 – Inferential Statistics – due 11/7/17
08 – National Guidelines Regarding Research on Human Subjects, Institutional Review Boards, and Rough Draft – due 11/13/17
10 – Annotated Bibliography and Final Paper – due 11/27/17
Your final paper must be 6-10 pages in length. It should demonstrate a strong thesis statement supported by research from at least 5 different sources. Include both in text citations and a references page in APA format. You can find more information on APA format in the Online Library, which is accessible through the Resources tab.