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CHAPTER ONE STATISTICS AND DATA

QuestionAnswer
NB NEWBORN
SUMMATION
A ADM & DISCHRGE
A ADULT & CHILDREN
DOA DEATH ON ARRIVAL
IP IMPATIENT
LOS LENGTH OF STAY
ICU INTENSIVE CARE
> GREATER THAN
NCHS NATIONAL CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTIC
DHHS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
CDC CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL & PREVENTION
PRIMARY VS. SECONDARY DATA PATIENT MEDICAL RECORD VS. ABSTRACTED DATA: INFORMATION TAKEN FROM THE PATIENT RECORD AND GENERALLY RECORDED INTO ANOTHER DOCUMENT, SUCH AS A LIST, REGISTER, OR INDEX.
INTERNAL VS. EXTERNAL USERS CARE GIVERS VS. INSURERS, THIRD PARTY PAYERS, DEPT OF VITAL STATISTICS
CCU CORONARY CARE UNIT
ENT EAR-NOSE-THROAT
GYN GYNECOLOGY
DD DISCHARGE DAYS
MED MEDICAL CARE UNIT
NEURO NEUROLOGY/NEUROSUGERY
OB OBSTETRICS
ONCO ONCOLOGY
OPTH OPHTHALMOLOGY
ORTHO ORTHOPEDICS
PED PEDIATRICS
PSYCH PSYCHIATRY
REHAB REHABILITATION
SURG SURGICAL CARE UNIT
UROL UROLOGY
VARIABLE A VALUE THAT CAN CHANGE
CONSTANT A VALUE REPLACEABLE BY ONLY ONE NUMBER
DISEASE STATISTIC MORTALITY STATISTICS ARE COMPUTED
SAMPLE A SUBSET(A SET THAT IS PART OF A LARGER SET) OR SMALL PART OF A POPULATION
POPULATION REFERS TO AN ENTIRE GROUP
NOMINAL DATA PERTAINS TO NAME OR UNORDERED DATA
ORDINAL DATA REFERS TO "ORDER" OR "RANK". REPRESENTS A SPECIFIED (OR ORDERED) POSITION IN A NUMBERED SERIES, SUCH AS AN ORDINAL RANK OF SEVEN.
DISCRETE DATA ALWAYS EXPRESSED AS A WHOLE NUMBER OR INTEGER. DISCRETE DATA ARE MOST COMMONLY OBTAINED BY COUNTING, THE NUMBER OF TEETH IN THE MOUTH, THE # OF SHARES TRADED ON THE NY STOCK EXCHANGE.
CONTINUOUS DATA ARE THOSE THAT FALL INTO THE CATEGORY OF "MEASURED TO THE NEAREST." iF SOMEONE WERE ASKED TO MEASURE THE DISTANCE FROM HOME TO WORK, THE DISTANCE COULD BE RECORDED DIFFERENTLY, DEPENDING ON THE SPECIFICITY REQUIRED.
RANKED DATA ORDINAL DATA IN WHICH THE RESULTS ARE RANKED EITHER FROM HIGH TO LOW OR LOW TO HIGH.
VITAL STATISTICS REFERS TO DATA THAT RECORD SIGNIFICANT EVENTS AND DATES IN HUMAN LIFE. THESE DATA INCLUDE BIRTHS, DEATHS, MARRIAGES, AND DIVORCES
Created by: Lilyn Ta