medications. “The use of statistics in medicine provides generalizations for the public to better understand their risks for certain diseases, such as links between certain behaviors and heart disease or cancer.” [Wha]. Nurses can also provide patient centered care if they know that the patient is taking specific medications that may cause side effects that were collected through data and shared with the facility. “So, all the healthcare organizations can use statistics as an inevitable tool for solutions to the problems. But at the same time, we have to remember that improper use of statistics can go to the opposite direction.”[Abi]. Statistics ties in patient safety with proper health care from educated nurses who use evidenced-based practice approaches while caring for patients. Health promotion is carried out by nurses educating patients on taking control of their lifestyles and choices to promote healthier choices for a longer life with less
Statistics in Health Care Today 3 health complications. BSN nurses are usually the leaders who promote health for communities, but this is all based off statistics as well with resources made available to those who may need them. In the dialysis clinic where I work, there are changes made frequently and policies are created. We are given notices as well as meetings to discuss what changes were made and what the statistics showed and where they gathered their information from. Each clinic in the lower
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