DQ 1: Describe the error in the conclusion
HLT 362 Topic 5 DQ 1
Describe the error in the conclusion. Given: There is a linear correlation between the number of cigarettes smoked and the pulse rate. As the number of cigarettes increases the pulse rate increases. Conclusion: Cigarettes cause the pulse rate to increase.
Topic 5 DQ 1
Describe how epidemiological data influences changes in health practices. Provide an example and explain what data would be necessary to make a change in practice.
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The study of the causes and root causes of disease within a society is referred to as epidemiology. Within the realm of health practices, this kind of data is put to use in order to trace the genesis of an epidemic or other form of health problem. In order to find a solution to the problem, epidemiologists collect data on symptoms, the results of medical exams, laboratory testing, and recent therapies, and they review patient medical records. The data revolutionizes medical practice by providing an explanation of the health status, identifying risk factors, and analyzing relationships between health and a variety of potentially harmful substances (Gulis & Fujino, 2015). Take, for instance, an infection that occurs in a hospital. determining the source of the infection by doing qualitative and quantitative research in order to achieve a high level of precision. In this study, the effects of the hospital population as a whole are investigated as opposed to the illness triangle’s component parts—the agent, the host, and the environment. The data collected by the epidemiologist are then translated into therapies that seek to cure the condition or, at the very least, slow down the course of the illness. The information and the intervention are the primary components used in the process of transforming healthcare practices for the purpose of improving the quality of patient outcomes and maintaining their safety.
Gulis, G., & Fujino, Y. (2015). Epidemiology, population health, and health impact assessment. Journal of epidemiology, 25(3), 179-180. https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/jea/25/3/25_JE20140212/_article/-char/ja/
Replies Hi Merary, thank you for the good discussion post, epidemiology is an integral part of the health care system. As epidemiology is one of the essential disciplines of public health, its major aim is to contribute to fulfilment of the definition of public health as a science and art to promote health and prevent disease by organized effort of society. However, to improve the health status of the population, the knowledge produced by epidemiology needs to be used and translated into interventions.
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Data gathering is huge component in healthcare. Data analysis not only allows the tracking of certain factors in healthcare, but it also plays a huge role in improving patient care and outcomes. There are many different technologies that are being used in different sectors of healthcare which specialize in gathering data. Probably the most commonly wide used technology in healthcare for data collection is the EHR or electronic health record for shot. The theory behind the EHR is that everything being done to a patient is recorded. This is done for several reasons like: billing, care tracking, legal reasons and many more. The EHR is a very dynamic technology because it every single department can utilize it, and add to it. Hospitals can use the EHR in several ways. The primary method is by utilizing it to keep a well-organized and updated patient record. In this record anyone can view the patient’s: history, current orders, images, labs, and many other aspects. This is a huge aspect in patient care, and it allows providers and nurses to have a full picture of the patient, which gives healthcare providers the ability to provide better care. Another use of EHR is billing. This can be viewed commonly in the operating rooms. Operating nurses use the EHR to keep a record of all the materials and consumables use throughout a procedure. This allows the hospital to accurately bill patients for the care provided. Without this the hospital would lose huge amounts of money, and wouldn’t be able to operate. Technologies like the EHR are critical in healthcare organizations which allow us not only to gather data, but also to analyze it. Departments in the healthcare setting use that data in order to improve patient outcomes, and efficiency of the healthcare facility as a whole.
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Merary I agree with you that epidemiology is the study of the causes of diseases within a society. Healthcare stakeholders understand that there are preoccupying factors and environmental conditions that expose people with various health complications (Lim & Kim, 2020). As a result, epidemiology unravels the causes of diseases and the best solution to different illnesses. The kind of the data that is provided in epidemiology helps stakeholders to create an environment that is free from healthcare complications and illnesses. Epidemiologists collect data on symptoms, the results of medical exams, laboratory testing, and recent therapies (Wang et al., 2020). Therefore, epidemiologists obtain detail information. Different stakeholders rely on epidemiologists to have critical information on causes and solutions to different diseases. Qualitative and quantitative research are part of the assignment epidemiologists undertake. Therefore, epidemiology provides accurate and reliable information on diseases and prevention measures. The information may also be used to improve healthcare services. As a result, epidemiologists are critical players in creating a healthy society.
Lim, M., & Kim, J. (2020). Association between fruit and vegetable consumption and risk of metabolic syndrome determined using the Korean Genome and Epidemiology Study (KoGES). European journal of nutrition, 59(4), 1667-1678.
Wang, J., Li, Y., Zhao, Z., Wei, N., Qi, X., Ding, G., … & Qian, X. (2020). School-based epidemiology study of myopia in Tianjin, China. International ophthalmology, 40(9), 2213-2222.