Quantitative Methods of Inquiry

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Review the data on the HCUP webpage to complete the topic assignment:

Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project. (2017). HCUP state inpatient databases (SID) file composition – number of discharges by year.

URL:

hcup-us.ahrq.gov/db/state/siddist/siddist_discharge.jsp

After you have completed the assigned readings and viewed the assigned write a paper that addresses quantitative methods of inquiry. Use the data provided in the Topic Material, “H Cup State Inpatient Databases (SID) File Composition – Number of Discharges by Year,” and appropriate statistics to address the following:

Describe the different quantitative methods of inquiry.

Describe the mean, median, and mode of discharges by state in 2014.

Compare the number of discharges in 2010, 2012, and 2015 in all states. Are there significantly more discharges in 2015 versus 2010 in all states?

Compare the number of discharges in 2011 in northwestern states (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming), southwestern states (California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas), central states (North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois), southeastern states (West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida), and northeastern states (Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Washington D.C., New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland).

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