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The first step in conducting an epidemiological study is to
Your medical center QM department is asked to prepare quarterly summaries comparing cause of death as listed in the medical record with final autopsy findings. How could you set up the initial screening process to minimize effort?
A number of specialty and primary care clinicians have participated in several meetings to develop clinical practice guidelines for the management of diabetes. The team leader has moved the team through the actual guideline development, and is now concentrating on the “evaluation of quality-of- care” phase. Which of
the following sequences of steps should the team consider in developing the evaluation phase?
Which of the following may be considered examples of discrete variables?
What sampling technique involves selecting the medical record of every fifth patient undergoing cardiovascular bypass?
One way to measure a clinical outcome is through
A healthcare quality professional wants to measure the success of a corrective action plan with a 95% confidence level. The average daily census at the quality professional’s organization is 1,000 patients. The best sampling technique for this study is to review
Prospective review may be beneficial unless
Which of the following sampling techniques selects participants based on their availability in a certain place during a specific time frame?
Data gathering method includes all of the following except:
A small, rural hospital wishes to evaluate customer satisfaction using a survey. The organization has four patient care units, an emergency department, and an ambulatory unit. Which of the following survey methods provides the most reliable information?
The first step in collecting meaningful data is
Which of the following tools should be used to record patient and practitioner specific data?
A primary purpose of an information management system is to allow an organization to:
Conclusions in a statistical study are generalized to the
A valid data collection should incorporate
A patient was admitted to a hospital with chest pain on Monday evening. A myocardial infarction was ruled out and the patient was discharged on Wednesday. The utilization management coordinator reviewed the chart on Thursday to determine medical necessity for admission. This type of review is
An organization leader has directed a Healthcare Quality Professional to measure the success of a corrective action plan on patient care planning. The organization leader wants to be at least 95 % confident of the accuracy of results. The average daily census at the organization is 1000 patients. The most accurate & efficient sampling technique for this study would be:
A healthcare quality professional is conducting a study to examine the relationship between cigarette smoking and unanticipated admission to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). All patients were categorized as being current smokers or non-smokers (the latter category included ex-smokers). The patients were also categorized as having been admitted to the ICU unexpectedly or not. Assuming the expected value in any category is greater than 20, the most appropriate statistical test is the
The stratified random sample is
The senior leaders of a managed care organization have consulted a healthcare quality professional on the purchase of a clinical data management software system to support performance improvement.
Which of the following is the most important issue in identifying the system requirements?
The sample include all available data in the area is:
Which of the following are examples of continuous variables?
T-test used in:
The most important time to collect and use data is
When comparing averaged immunization data from two pediatric medical groups, it is appropriate to use
If planning data collection for antibiotic use in urinary tract infection (UTI), what should you do first?
When sampling a population for data collection, consider
A valid data collection tool should incorporate
Focus groups provide patient/customer input or feedback. What type of information do they offer?
The CPHQ evaluates a study of the incidence of strokes (CVA) in women who take birth control pills versus a control group who do not take birth control pills. The best statistical technique for evaluating the study data is:
A monitoring system is being designed in which data will be collected and compared to criteria. Which of the following will best enhance the validity and reliability of the data?
A focused review of every other case seen in the Emergency Department on June 2, is an example of which type of sampling?
The Performance Improvement process requires identification of