It covers a wide range of social and environmental interventions that are

It covers a wide range of social and environmental

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their own health. It covers a wide range of social and environmental interventions that are designed to benefit and protect individual people’s health and quality of life by addressing and preventing the root causes of ill health, not just focusing on treatment and cure” ("What is health promotion?," n.d.). The quality of life for patients improves by the collection of data on epidemiology. This data is helpful because “it is used to control diseases and other health problems. Epidemiologic investigations include observation or surveillance and descriptive or experimental studies to examine the distribution of the health determinants” (Ambrose, 2018). Acknowledging how much statistics plays a role into health care promotes leadership roles for nurses to improve health disparities and quality care. “As leaders in health care, the ability to understand the data and apply it is an essential skill. The leader’s role should be seen as a partner in the application of the analyzed data. Health care leaders should also have the knowledge to determine the validity or usability of the analysis” (Ambrose, 2018). 3
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APPLICATION OF STATISTICS IN HEALTH CARE Statistics at a Community Health Center Working for a community health center in the heart of poverty level population comes with many health disparities. To help this population and increase the quality of life appropriately, analysis of data is examined to conclude prevalent diseases for this population. In the South Bronx, New York the numbers are extremely high for patients with asthma. The organization utilizes statistics to promote health education to our asthmatic patients. The data
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