Jul 14, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog Archived Catalog

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AHMS 208 - Health Care Statistics

Credit(s): 3

Prerequisite(s): M 120 .
This course introduces statistical computation at the introductory level for use in health care facilities. Students will learn to extract information and perform statistical analysis for making decisions in the health care facility. (Intermittently)

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
  • Define statistics.
  • Review mathematical functions.
  • Compute daily census and inpatient service days using the admission and discharge data.
  • Compute the average daily census for a patient care unit given inpatient service days for any such unit.
  • Calculate the direct and indirect bed turnover rate.
  • Compute average length of stay.
  • Define cancer mortality and calculate its rate.
  • Compute autopsy rates including: gross, net, adjusted hospital, newborn, and fetal.
  • Define and calculate the postoperative infection rate.
  • Describe the uses of statistics computer within the HIM department in terms of unit cost, productivity, and staffing levels.
  • Define and compute the mean, median and mode.
  • Define and differentiate among range, variance, and standard deviation.
  • Define and compute correlation.
  • Differentiate between discrete data and continuous data.
  • Create tables and graphs to display statistical information.
  • Define inferential statistics.
  • Explain different types of research.

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