Chapter 9&10 Quiz

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Bar Chart
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A horizontal or vertical arrangement of rectangular shapes that represents data from one or more groups or categories
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Line Graph
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One or more series of points connected by a line or lines to represent trends in time
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Pie chart
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An arrangememt of pieces in a circular shape that represents the component parts of a single group or variable
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Histogram
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An arrangement of rectangular shapes that represents distributions of continuous variables
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What term is used for the number of inpatients present at any one time in a healthcare facility?
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Census
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Which of the following types of statistics are used to report information about mortality, morbidity, and natality at the local, state, and national levels?
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All of the above are used to report information about mortality, morbidity, and natality (the ratio of births to the general population; the birth rate) at the local, state, and national levels.
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The most prevalent trend in the collection of secondary databases is _____________.
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The increased use of automated data entry
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Critique this statement: Interrater reliability depends on the consistency of data collection activities among abstractors.
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This is a true statement.
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Mr. Jones was admitted to the hospital on July 20 and discharged on August l. What was the length of stay for Mr. Jones?
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12 days
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The creation of the National Practitioner Data Bank was mandated by _____________.
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The Health Care Quality Improvement Act
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Which of the following databases was developed by the National Library of Medicine?
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The Medical Literature, Analysis, and Retrieval System Online
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Which of the following statements best describes the difference between a hospital inpatient and a hospital outpatient?
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Inpatients receive room, board, and continuous nursing services in areas of the hospital where patients generally stay overnight; outpatients receive ambulatory diagnostic and therapeutic services.
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Critique this statement: The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project is an interactive database supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The database facilitates the comparison of hospital statistics for the purpose of research and benchmarking.
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This is a true statement.
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What term is used for the number of inpatients present at the census-taking time each day, plus any inpatients who were both admitted and discharged after the census-taking time the previous day?
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Daily census
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Community Hospital had 245 patients in the hospital at midnight on April 1. The hospital admitted 30 patients on April 2. The hospital discharged 45 patients, including deaths, on April 2. Two patients were both admitted and discharged on April 2. What was the daily inpatient census at midnight on April 2?
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232
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Community Hospital has a total of 2,755 inpatient service days for the month of June. What was the average daily census for the hospital during June?
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91.8 patients
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Critique this statement: The National Center for Health Statistics is the agency within the Centers for Disease Control that gathers information on vital and health statistics in the United States.
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This is a true statement.
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Critique this statement: Case definition for trauma registries is determined by individual facilities.
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This is a true statement.
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Patient-identifiable data:
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Information such as age and date of birth
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Demographic data:
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Information such as age and date of birth
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Aggregate data:
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Data extracted from individual patient records and combined to form information about groups of patients
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Primary data:
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Information about the patient that is documented by the clinicians who provide services to the patient
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Secondary data:
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Data derived from the primary patient record
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What is (are) the format problems with the following table?
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There are blank cells.
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The IRB functions as a(n):
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Ethics committee
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Community Hospital had 20 inpatient deaths, including newborns for the month of November. The hospital had a total number of 477 discharges for the same period, including deaths of adults, children and newborns. What was the hospital’s gross death rate for November?
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4%
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Given the numbers 45, 27, 7, 38, 29, 29, 34, and 53, what is the mode?
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29
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What information is needed to calculate the net death rate for a period?
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All of the above
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Accession registry:
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List of cases in a cancer registry arranged in the order in which the cases were entered
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Disease index:
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List of diseases and conditions of patient treated in a facility, sequenced according to classification code numbers
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Disease registry
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Central collection of data used to improve the quality of care and measure the effectiveness of a particular aspect of healthcare delivery
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Population-based registry
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Registry that includes information from more than one facility in a geopolitical region
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Facility-based registry
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Registry that includes only cases for a specific facility
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Operation index
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List of the operations and procedures performed in a facility, sequenced according to classification code numbers
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Physician index
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List of patients by physician, usually arranged by physician code numbers
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Trauma registry
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List of patients with severe injuries
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Range
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Represents the simplest measure of spread (or variability)
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Rate
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Measure an event over time
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Ratio
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Comparing quantities where x and y are completely independent of each other or x can be included in y.
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Which of the following statements does (do) not apply to inpatient length-of-stay data?
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b and d above
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Given the numbers 50, 23, 14, 36, 33, 33, 38, and 53, what is the mean?
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35
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The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project is a major initiative of which organization within the federal government?
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The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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Secondary data sources consist of ____________.
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All of the above
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What term is used for the number of calendar days of an inpatient hospitalization from admission to discharge?
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Length of stay
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Given the numbers 45, 18, 9, 31, 28, 28, 33, and 48, what is the median?
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29.5
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The collection of information on healthcare fraud and abuse was mandated by HIPAA and resulted in the development of _____________.
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The Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Bank
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Community Hospital discharged nine patients on September 1. The length of stay for each of the patients was as follows: for patient A, three days: for patient B, six days; for patient C, five days; for patient D, five days; for patient E, seven days; for patient F, nine days; for patient G, nine days; for patient H, ten days; patient I, nine days. What was the average length of stay for these nine patients?
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7 days
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Critique this statement: The Medicare Provider Analysis and Review File is not made up of patient demographic data collected by acute care and skilled nursing facilities.
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MEDPAR is actually made up of claims data which does include demographic data collected by acute care and skilled nursing facilities.
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A record is considered a primary data source when it ___________.
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Contains information about the patient that has been documented by the professionals who provided care to the patient

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