Class 5 Week 5 DQ.docx - Describe how epidemiological data influences changes in health practices Provide an example and explain what data would be

Class 5 Week 5 DQ.docx - Describe how epidemiological data...

This preview shows page 1 out of 1 page.

Describe how epidemiological data influences changes in health practices. Provide an example and explain what data would be necessary to make a change in practice. “Epidemiology is a discipline that has a crucial role in describing health status, identifying risk factors, and analyzing relationships between health and different hazardous agents” (Gulis, para. 1, 2015). Collecting epidemiological data can influence changes in health practice by giving an idea of how things are related, and if by making certain changes if they give different outcomes. For instance, hand hygiene breaks the chain of transmission. Through epidemiological data hand hygiene is important in the health care field and is monitored by the hospital. Epidemiological data helps guide clinical practice. Discuss ways your organization uses technology to gather patient and health care information, and how this information and data are used to direct patient care and outcomes.
Image of page 1

You've reached the end of your free preview.

Want to read the whole page?

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern

Stuck? We have tutors online 24/7 who can help you get unstuck.
A+ icon
Ask Expert Tutors You can ask You can ask You can ask (will expire )
Answers in as fast as 15 minutes