Quantitative Methods for Health Services

Using the Northern College Health Services visit volume in Appendix 6-1 on page 113 of the textbook, for this assignment, you will be providing a forecast of the number of clinic visits for November 2008 using the average change, confidence interval, average percent change, moving averages, and exponential smoothing forecasting methods. Use the Internet or Strayer Library to research at least two examples of the forecasting methods being used in health services organizations._x000D_
Write a 2–3 page paper in which you:_x000D_
Explain each step in the forecasting process for each method._x000D_
Provide a brief summary of your researched health services organizations implementing the forecasting methods._x000D_
Provide a forecast of the number of clinic visits for November 2008 using each method of the forecasting process._x000D_
Conclude which forecasting method provides the best forecast, and provide a rationale for your conclusion._x000D_
This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please refer to the Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course. Check with your professor for any additional instructions._x000D_
The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:_x000D_
Prepare a forecast for a health services organization that uses each method of the forecasting process.

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