Nurse Care Manager, to keep my patients safe, healthy, and functioning to the best of their abilities, and to keep them outside of hospitals, and assisted living facilities, that are costly. 3
STATISTICS IN HEALTH CARE Statistical analysis is relied on heavily within my organization. We provide covered services such as home care health aides, meals on wheels, physical therapy, social day care programs, medical supplies, incontinence supplies, and transportation. When a patient comes onto our plan with a BMI less than 18, part of the care plan will be prioritized to nutrition. Meals on wheels services can be provided to the individual for 3 meals a day 7 days a week. Within the next UAS assessment, did the patients BMI go up? All the data collected is than used to measure performance outcomes. By establishing benchmarks, or standards of service excellence, quality improvement managers can measure future outcomes. Analysts map the overall growth and viability of a health care company using statistical data gathered over time (Flint, 2019). Another important part of my job is to collect information of any falls that occurred. One out of five falls causes a serious injury such as broken bones or a head injury. Over 800,000 patients a year are hospitalized because of a fall injury. In 2015, the total medical costs for falls totaled more than $50 billion (CDC, 2017). Interpreting the data and statistics is essential during the planning and implementation of fall risk protocols within health care facilities and in the home. Research has identified many conditions that contribute to falling, making falls a preventable condition. Knowing the reasons behind a fall, can better direct interventions and safety measure to prevent any falls in the future. Understanding of statistics and developing processes based on the statistics can help nurses and the care team keep patients safe and reduce the amounts of falls. Based off evidence based practice, and statistics, it has been proven certain
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