Statistics play an important role in the management of health care organizations and in decision making and strategic planning. Collecting, analyzing, and utilizing data appropriately impacts financial management of the organization and the quality of patient care delivered. Decisions in clinical medicine are driven by evidence-based practice, as are those in health care management. A health care manager must understand and use evidence in making informed decisions that improve the operations and financial status of the organization as well as deliver quality of care accessible to those who need it and with consideration of the costs involved._x000D_
In this assignment, you will choose a utilization review statistic from the following list and review a research paper or government publication, as outlined below._x000D_
Choose a health care statistic that health care managers would use, such as one of the following:_x000D_
Hospital-acquired condition (HAC)_x000D_
Emergency department visits_x000D_
Labor and delivery suite usage_x000D_
Ambulatory surgery procedures_x000D_
Hospital death rates_x000D_
Cesarean-section rate_x000D_
Wait time_x000D_
Adverse drug events_x000D_
Research your chosen statistic, and provide information from an outside source—such as a journal article, accreditation agency report, government site, and so forth—that discusses the health care statistic in a real-life setting or situation._x000D_
Write a paper of 3-4 pages, not including the title page and reference page, in APA format that discusses the following:_x000D_
What was the reason for the research that was performed or for the data being collected?_x000D_
What was the source of the data presented?_x000D_
What types of descriptive statistics and graphical representations of data were used?_x000D_
What were the research question(s) and the significant findings of the article?_x000D_
How could the information presented be used to inform decisions or improvements?_x000D_
Cite references using APA format, and remember to include a citation for the article that you are describing._x000D_
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