diagnostic errors, unsafe discharge practices, patient falls, sepsis, inadequate staffing, etc. Organizations have quality improvement management employees, whose roles are dedicated and responsible of creating policies, certain standards, and benchmarks for these safety issues. Quality improvement reporting can help identify areas of improvement utilizing statistical 2
STATISTICS IN HEALTH CARE information to measure if the improvement efforts have led to change, require any additional efforts, or contributed to any unintended results. Health promotion is a high agenda of health professionals and is essential for people to have control of their health and overall wellbeing. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) priority is to make it easier for individuals to make healthy choices in order to prevent chronic diseases. The CDC collects necessary data to d etermining whether an urgent public health problem exists. After confirmation of a public health problem investigation is to define the specific objectives and determine what data are necessary and enough to justify the control measures (CDC, 2018). Leadership of health care organizations are greatly influenced by Statistics. For a healthcare leader to carry out decisions, they must be based off proven scientific research. Statistical leadership is a guide for all multidisciplinary research teams to help make the best decisions based on the available data. Using the data provided to help answer questions, predict outcomes, and support decision-making in the face of uncertainty. (Gibson, 2019). The organization that I work for is a Managed Long-Term care (MLTC) insurance company. An estimated 70% of people currently turning 65 will require long-term care in their lifetime, and they will receive care for an average of 3 years. Most people will need some form of long-term services and supports in their lifetime, including assistance with daily activities such as bathing and dressing, because of a physical impairment or a cognitive impairment like Alzheimer’s disease (PHCA, n.d.). The goal of my organizations, and priority of my job as a
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