HLT 362V GCU Application of Statistics in Health Care Discussion

HLT 362V GCU Application of Statistics in Health Care Discussion

HLT 362V GCU Application of Statistics in Health Care Discussion

Statistical application and the interpretation of data is important in health care. Review the statistical concepts covered in this topic. In a 750-1,000 word paper, discuss the significance of statistical application in health care. Include the following:

  1. Describe the application of statistics in health care. Specifically discuss its significance to quality, safety, health promotion, and leadership.
  2. Consider your organization or specialty area and how you utilize statistical knowledge. Discuss how you obtain statistical data, how statistical knowledge is used in day-to-day operations and how you apply it or use it in decision making.

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Three peer-reviewed, scholarly or professional references are required.

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Article Analysis 1

Article Citation and Permalink (APA format) Article 1 Article 2 Article 3
Point Description Description Description
Broad Topic Area/Title
Identify Independent and Dependent Variables and Type of Data for the Variables
Population of Interest for the Study
Sample
Sampling Method

Article Analysis: Example 1

Article Citation Utens, C. M. A., Goossens, L. M. A., van Schayck, O. C. P., Rutten-van Mölken, M. P. M. H., van Litsenburg, W., Janssen, A., … Smeenk, F. W. J. M. (2013). Patient preference and satisfaction in hospital-at-home and usual hospital care for COPD exacerbations: Results of a randomised controlled trial. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 50, 1537–1549. doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2013.03.006

Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23582671

(Include permalink for articles from GCU Library.)

 

Category Description
Broad Topic Area/Title The differences in preference and satisfaction based upon hospital care location for COPD exacerbations
Variables and Type of Data for the Variables

 

Treatment Location-categorical -“home treatment” and “hospital treatment”

Satisfaction – Ordinal Scale (1-5)

Preference – categorical “home treatment” and “hospital treatment”

 

Population of Interest for the Study COPD exacerbation patients from five hospitals and three home care organizations HLT 362V GCU Patient Preference and Satisfaction in Hospital at Home
Sample

 

 

139 patients

69 from the usual hospital care group

70 from the early assisted discharge care group

Sampling Method A randomized sampling method was used to select the patients who met the criteria for the study (p. 1540)
Descriptive Statistics (mean, median, mode; standard deviation)

Identify examples of descriptive statistics in the article.

Example descriptive statistics:

Usual hospital Age:

Mean: 67.8 Standard deviation: 11.30

 

 

Early assisted discharge Age:

Mean: 68.31 Standard deviation: 10.34  (p. 1540)

 

 

Inferential Statistics

Identify examples of inferential statistics in the article.

Example of inferential statistics:

Overall satisfaction score: Tested difference between HC and EAD   p-value .863 (p. 1543)

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