choose a health care statistic that health care managers would

choose a health care statistic that health care managers would use, such as one of the following:

  • Hospital-acquired condition (HAC)
  • Emergency department visits
  • Labor and delivery suite usage
  • Ambulatory surgery procedures
  • Hospital death rates
  • Cesarean-section rate
  • Wait time
  • Adverse drug events

Research your chosen statistic, and provide information from an outside source—such as a journal article, accreditation agency report, government site, and so forth—that discusses the health care statistic in a real-life setting or situation.

Write 3-4 pages, not including the title page and reference page, in APA format that discusses the following:

  • What was the reason for the research that was performed or for the data being collected?
  • What was the source of the data presented?
  • What types of descriptive statistics and graphical representations of data were used?
  • What were the research question(s) and the significant findings of the article?
  • How could the information presented be used to inform decisions or improvements?

Cite references using APA format, and remember to include a citation for the article that you are describing.

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