Running head: APPLICATION OF STATISTICS IN HEALTH CARE Application of Statistics in Health Care Jennifer Schmidt Grand Canyon University HLT 362V October 20, 2019
2 APPLICATION OF STATISTICS IN HEALTH CARE Application of Statistics in Health Care Statistics is the discipline that concerns the collection, organization, displaying, analysis, interpretation and presentation of data, that institutes a premise that is founded on quantifiable possibilities. Health care is a specialty field that manages initiatives that are tailored to preserve the emotional, mental or physical welfare of human beings within society. This is why the application of statistics in healthcare is fundamental. It inseminates proficiency and efficiency within the healthcare organization. The primary purpose of incorporating statistics into healthcare is to get an astute understanding of the issues the healthcare organization is focusing on. Thus, a systematic statistical blueprint of the underlying issue establishes professionalism in healthcare. Therefore, acknowledging how the aspect of statistics influences quality, safety, health promotion and leadership in the healthcare industry is in imperative. Mastering the basics of statistics is necessary for healthcare professionals. Every day, health care team members apply the principles of statistics to assist in carrying out their roles and responsibilities assiduously. For example, measurement is one of the ABC’s of statistics and healthcare professionals use this on a daily basis (Cook et al., 2004). The gold standard in healthcare is to practice evidence-based medicine. In order to carry this out, statistical data is a necessity. Principles and concepts of statistics build a platform that empowers healthcare team members to continuously initiate their operations on substantial evidence (Cook et al., 2004). Thus, it is imperative for educational institutions to instill the fundamental values of statistics amidst healthcare professionals. The application of statistics has continued to advance overtime. Healthcare workers pride themselves on providing safe, efficient, quality care to patients, thus using statistics to allow this happen is essential. Healthcare organization performance and success rates are often
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