For this assignment, you will be working

through questions and problems that allow you to demonstrate and apply your

knowledge of healthcare statistics acquired throughout this course.Complete

the worksheet; Instructions and calculations must be followed exactly

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Module 11 Comprehensive Assignment

This assignment requires you to provide your answers in a variety of ways. Please

read the instructions for each question carefully.

1. You have just completed a study of discharge data (table below) for the prior

year. You have been asked to graph this data and indicate where the areas

have increased or decreased. You can use Excel or a specialized statistical

package to create this graph. Place a screenshot showing your results

underneath the data table.

Inpatients

Outpatients

Radiology

Oncology

Physical Therapy

Cardiac Rehab

Dialysis

Orthopedics

Total

Current

Year

5463

6654

3575

568

654

454

335

684

18387

Prior

Year

5562

6712

3325

1002

568

595

330

650

18744

2. The table below shows a frequency distribution of persons who received an

organ transplant in the United States during the year 20xx.

a. Compute the proportion of patients in each category. Calculate to 3

digits after the decimal point. Place your answers in the

Proportion column of the table below.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

ORGAN TRANSPLANTS PERFORMED

Annual Statistics 20xx

TYPE OF

TRANSPLANT

KIDNEY

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NO. OF PATIENTS

RECEIVING

TRANSPLANTS

PROPORTION

16,628

LIVER

6,493

HEART

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LUNG

1,468

KIDNEY-PANCREAS

862

PANCREAS

469

INTESTINE

198

HEART-LUNG

Total

31

28,358

b. Using the information in the table above, convert the proportion into a

percentage and complete a bar graph showing the transplant types

performed in 20xx. Insert your graph (or screenshot of your

graph) below.

3. There were 16 babies born at McGill Community Hospital during the first week

of July. The following represent the weight of those babies: 4.6, 5.8, 5.3,

5.5, 6.0, 8.3, 6.7, 7.7, 9.4, 6.3, 7.2, 8.0, 6.8, 5.9, 10.0, 5.7

a. What weight is found in the 75th percentile?

Answer:

b. What percentile of newborns that weighed over 5.9 lbs.?

Answer:

4. What type of statistics is used to explain data in ways that are manageable

and easily understood?

A) Percentile statistics

B) Definitive statistics

C) Descriptive statistics

D) Inferential statistics

Answer:

5. The Physical Therapy department in Brown Hospital pulled the following

sample of patients that received physical therapy for Adhesive Capsulitis of

the Shoulder (Diagnosis code 726.0). The data represents the number of PT

hours the patients received before being released.

Using the data in the table below, determine the following:

a. What is the Mean (to one decimal place)?

Answer:

b. What is the Range?

Answer:

c. What is the Variance (to one decimal place)?

Answer:

d. What is the Standard Deviation (to one decimal place)?

Answer:

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e. What is the Median?

Answer:

Patient

# of Physical

Therapy Days

Patient A

32

Patient B

41

Patient C

25

Patient D

62

Patient E

71

Patient F

35

Patient G

37

Patient H

53

Patient I

44

Patient J

29

6. What are the four types or scales of measurement of categorical data?

A) Ratio, Interval, Metric, & Minimal

B) Nominal, Ordinal, Periodic, & Relative

C) Nominal, Ordinal, Rational, & Interval

D) Ratio, Interval, Nominal, & Ordinal

Answer:

7. What scale of measurement is depicted in the Lab Results below?

1 = HIV Positive

2 = HIV Negative

3 = HIV Inconclusive

Answer:

8. You have fallen and injured your ankle. The emergency room doctor has

asked you to describe your pain level using the following 1 to 5 scale. What

type scale is depicted below?

0 = No pain

1 = Mild pain

2 = Discomforting

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3 = Distressing

4 = Intense

5 = Excruciating

Answer:

9. In a clinical trial of a new pancreatic stimulant for Type II diabetes, the

__________ hypothesis might be “The new pancreatic stimulant is no better,

on average, than the current pancreatic stimulants.” This type of hypothesis

can also be stated as, There is no difference between the two pancreatic

stimulants on average.

A) Null

B) Alternate

C) Correct

D) Standard

Answer:

10. A clinical drug trial is being conducted on a group of men between the ages of

50 and 60 who have BPH. The hypothesis was that the men receiving the new

drug would show significant shrinkage in the size of their prostate than those

who received a placebo.

a. Develop a Null Hypothesis for the above scenario.

Answer:

b. Develop and Alternate Hypothesis for the above scenario.

Answer:

11. Concerning sample size, which of the following statements is correct?

A) The size of the sample does not matter.

B) The larger the sample, the smaller the magnitude of the sampling error.

C) Cost is not a legitimate consideration in determining appropriate sample

size.

D) Questionnaires that are mailed usually have a response rate above 60%,

so a small initial sample is recommended.

Answer:

12. You are working on a study of pricing structures for new and return patients.

Which type of display would be best for showing the relationship between

these numerical values?

A) Pie Chart

B) Frequency Polygon

C) Scatter Diagram

D) Line Graph

E) Histogram

Answer:

13. You are working on a study of how many patients are exceeding prescribed

DRG days. Which type of display would be best for showing the frequency

distribution of this interval or ratio data?

A) Pie Chart

B) Frequency Polygon

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C) Scatter Diagram

D) Line Graph

E) Histogram

Answer:

14. You have been asked to produce a display of the daily census numbers for the

month. It should depict the frequency of data in a line form. Which type of

display is best for this case?

A) Pie Chart

B) Frequency Polygon

C) Scatter Diagram

D) Line Graph

E) Histogram

Answer:

15. You need to create a display that represents the percentage of patients by

insurance type. Which type of display is best for this case?

A) Pie Chart

B) Frequency Polygon

C) Scatter Diagram

D) Line Graph

E) Histogram

Answer:

16. You have been asked to display admissions information for the current period

and the same period last year. What is the best way to display continuous

measurement over time?

A) Pie Chart

B) Frequency Polygon

C) Scatter Diagram

D) Line Graph

E) Histogram

Answer:

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