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chapter one

Statistics The mathematics of collecting, organizing, and interpretation of numerical data.
Data information, especially information organized for analysis or use as the basis for a decision; numerical information.
Constant Something that only assumes one value
Variable Something that can change
Qualitative Variables categorized according to some characteristic or quality
Quantitative Variables can be measured
Nominal Data data that is not in order
Ordinal Data data that is in a specific order
Ranked Data data that is ranked from high to low or low to high
Discrete Data always expressed as a whole number or interger
Continuous Data numbers that are measured to the nearest whole number.
Ungrouped Data data that are in listings of all the scores obtained.
Grouped Data involves some kind of grouping or combination of scores.
Desciptive Statistics describe and analyze a given group without drawing any conclusions or inferences about a larger group.
Inferential Statistics give information regarding kinds of claims or statements that can be reasonably made about the population based on data from a sample.
Morbidity refers to disease statistics and are gathered to provide data on the prevalence of disease.
Mortality refers to death statistics.
AMA against medical advice
DOA Dead on arrival
ER Emergency Room
IP inpatient
NB newborn
OB obstetrics
OP outpatient
ADM admission
DIS or DC discharge
A admitted and discharged
A Adult and children
TRF-in transferred in
TRF-out transferred out
CCU coronary care unit
ENT ear noes throat
GYN gynecology
ICU intensive care unit
MED medical care unit
NEURO neurology/neurosurgery
OB obstetrics
ONCO oncology
OPHTH ophthalmology
ORTHO orthopedics
PED pediatrics
PSYCH psychiatry
REHAB rehabilitation
SURG surgical care unit
UROL urology
Cor coroner/medical examiner casr
CTT census-taking time
DD discharge days
DIPC daily inpatient census
HP hospital pathologist
IPSD inpatient service day
LOS length of stay
Created by: conklesk