extremely important, and many providers of these services are rated based on their ability to provide as well as improve based on the findings. Safety Safety can be put into play by statistics because nurses and health care professionals analyze and apply data which can define patterns of when to use caution in certain diagnosis of 2
STATISTICS IN HEALTH CARE patient’s or even with certain symptoms. As nurses, it is also our job to be constantly improving and evolving knowledge as well as out skills. Statistics allows the nurse to be evolving as well with best practice as expected and informing the public of the findings (Kazango, 2019). An example of this would be statistics show heart disease as a leading cause of death, the nurse therefore does research on heart disease as well as prevention which shows diet and exercise as the best ways to prevent this problem. The nurse then uses the data combined with educational information to educate and therefore decrease the risk of heart disease to the patients. When all nurses and health care providers are educating and using statistics, they can greatly affect the future outcomes in health. Health Promotion Statistics focusing on patient outcomes as well as their treatment priorities benefit the promotion of health. Nurses use many forms of statistics such as electronic charts, patterns in vitals, and symptoms to analyze and then determine the best plan of care for each patient. Nurses also use this information to determine if the patient needs immediate care or if when the care is needed (Casto, 2019). Nurses learn therefore the best practice to apply and ways to better
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