Class 5 Week 1 DQ.docx - Discuss the historical application of statistics in the field of health care Describe an example other than Florence

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Discuss the historical application of statistics in the field of health care. Describe an example, other than Florence Nightingale's contributions, where statistical application has greatly influenced or changed health care operations or practice. Historically statistics application has been used to improve health care. Florence Nightingale used statistics to improve the health of the soldiers in Crimean War. She did this by proving that the soldiers were more likely to die in the facility due to unsanitary conditions then by the injuries that they had endured in battle. “Heath care economists Rexford Santerre and Stephen Neun emphasize the importance of statistics in the allocation of scarce medical resources” (Casto, n.d.). Statistical research is important in determining where resources are most needed and minimizes health care trade-offs. Statistics also allows healthcare providers to compare existing services to what a populations need are.
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  • Summer '16
  • Donna lawrence
  • Statistics, Health care provider, health care field

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