S27 - ANSWER: statistic TYPE: FI DIFFICULTY: Moderate...

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1. The Quality Assurance Department of a large urban hospital is attempting to monitor and evaluate patient satisfaction with hospital services. Prior to discharge, a random sample of patients is asked to fill out a questionnaire to rate such services as medical care, nursing, therapy, laboratory, food, and cleaning. The Quality Assurance Department prepares weekly reports that are presented at the Board of Directors meetings and extraordinary/atypical ratings are easy to flag. True population characteristics estimated from the sample results each week are called _______. ANSWER: parameters TYPE: FI DIFFICULTY: Easy KEYWORDS: parameter 2. The Commissioner of Health in New York State wanted to study malpractice litigation in New York. A sample of 31,000 medical records was drawn from a population of 2.7 million patients who were discharged during the year 1997. The proportion of malpractice claims filed from the sample of 31 thousand patients is a _______.
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Unformatted text preview: ANSWER: statistic TYPE: FI DIFFICULTY: Moderate KEYWORDS: statistic 3. The Commissioner of Health in New York State wanted to study malpractice litigation in New York. A sample of 31,000 medical records was drawn from a population of 2.7 million patients who were discharged during the year 1997. The true proportion of malpractice claims filed from the population of 2.7 million patients is a _______. ANSWER: parameter TYPE: FI DIFFICULTY: Easy KEYWORDS: parameter 4. The Commissioner of Health in New York State wanted to study malpractice litigation in New York. A sample of 31,000 medical records was drawn from a population of 2.7 million patients who were discharged during the year 1997. Using the information obtained from the sample to predict population characteristics, with respect to malpractice litigation, is an example of _______. ANSWER: inferential statistics TYPE: FI DIFFICULTY: Moderate KEYWORDS: inferential statistics...
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2011 for the course ECON 100 taught by Professor Mmm during the Spring '11 term at Allen University.

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