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# Test Bank for Basic Allied Health Statistics and Analysis 4Th Edition,By Koch

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###### SAMPLE QUESTIONS

 Indicate whether the statement is true or false.

1. Demography is the study of the characteristics of the human population.

 a. True b. False

2. Data extracted from individual health records and combined to form de-identified information about the patient
group that can be compared and analyzed is called aggregate data.

 a. True b. False

3. The following example is part of a sample: In December, 5 patients left the hospital AMA (Against Medical Advice) and the hospital is requesting an evaluation of why this occurred.

 a. True b. False

4. A patient who leaves without an order for discharge is considered an AMA (against medical advice).

 a. True b. False

5. The collection, organization, analysis, presentation and interpretation of numerical data is the basic definition of statistics.

 a. True b. False

6. Theoretical statistics deals with the application of theorems, formulae, rules, and laws to solve real-world problems.

 a. True b. False

7. The number of births, date of deaths, and number of marriages are examples of vital statistics.

 a. True b. False

8. The full term for the abbreviation DIS or DC is discharge.

 a. True b. False

 Indicate the answer choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.

9. Identify the term for data that refers to death rates.

 a. Mortality b. Ordinal c. Morbidity d. Nominal

10.  Data measured in decimal fractions, but recorded to the nearest whole number.

 a. discrete data b. continuous data

11. Identify the term for data that gathers data on the prevalence of disease.

 a. Mortality b. Nominal c. Morbidity d. Ordinal

12. Which of the following is an example of demographic information?

 a. Patients date of birth b. Patients date of admission c. Neither a nor b d. Both a and b

13. The term constant is defined as the following:

 a. Something that only assumes one value b. Something that can change

14. Indicate whether the data represented in the following example is part of a population or a sample:
A coder in the Health Information Department has coded 1,000 charts in the past month and her supervisor plans to check 10% of the charts.

 a. Sample b. Population

15. Identify a use of data collected by the HIM Department.

 a. Adding medical services b. Planning a building expansion c. Both a and b d. Neither a nor b

16. Identify the major reason(s) for collecting and using statistical data.

 a. Management decisions b. Patient care decisions c. Both a and b d. Neither a nor b

17. Which statement is correct?

 a. Data are based on facts. b. Data are collected at the end of a patients stay. c. Data are collected only on patients only on observations. d. Data are never collected on inpatient admissions.

18. An HIM professional, specific to statistical data, may:

 a. collect data b. define the data elements c. present the data d. all of the above

19. Financial data, medical service data, and staffing data are best defined as what type of data?

 a. Management statistical data b. Patient care statistical data

20. Identify the term for data that combines scores in some way.

 a. Discrete b. Grouped c. Nominal d. Ordinal

21. Which of the following is an example of a constant?

 a. A patients blood pressure b. A patients date of birth c. A patients heart rate d. A patients age

22. Identify the term that describes and analyzes a given group without drawing conclusions.

 a. Descriptive statistics b. Inferential statistics

23. Identify the term that provides information based on data from a sample and draws a conclusion about the subject of the data.

 a. Descriptive statistics b. Inferential statistics

24. This entity is concerned with health promotion and prevention of diseases.

 a. NCHS b. DHHS c. CDC d. CMS

25. Identify the term for data that measures to the nearest.

 a. Grouped b. Continuous c. Nominal d. Ordinal

26. _____ data contains information on different elements of a population or sample for the same period of time.

 a. Time Series b. Cross Section c. Constant d. Variable

27. Indicate whether the following represents quantitative or qualitative variables:
The number of pregnancies.

 a. Quantitative b. Qualitative

28. Registers indexes lists and abstracts are examples of

 a. primary data b. secondary data

29. The term ____ is best defined as information, especially when organized for analysis or used as the basis for a decision.

 a. statistics b. numbers c. database d. data

30. Identify the term for data that refers to an ordering or ranking.

 a. Nominal b. Discrete c. Grouped d. Ordinal

31. Government agencies, third-party payers, and accrediting agencies are examples of this.

 a. internal users b. external users

32. Demographic information is also referred to as ____.

 a. medical information b. non-medical information c. statistical information d. non-statistical information

33. Another term for tentative diagnosis.

 a. provisional diagnosis b. discharge diagnosis

34. Indicate whether the following represents quantitative or qualitative variables:
Gender of a patient.

 a. Quantitative b. Qualitative

35. The process by which data are gathered.

 a. data collection b. data processing c. data accuracy d. data analysis

36. Indicate whether the following represents quantitative or qualitative variables:
A patients heart rate.

 a. Quantitative b. Qualitative

37. The term variable is defined as the following:

 a. Something that can change b. Something that assumes one value

38. A process of comparing the performance of an organization to a standard

 a. benchmark b. assessment c. research d. accountability

39. Which is referred to as a major primary data source?

 a. A patients abstracted record b. A patients medical record c. A patients bill d. A patients claim data

40. A direct end user of a hospitals statistical data used to make decisions includes:

 a. hospital patients b. hospitals Governing Board c. school district employees d. none of the above

41. The U. S. census carried out by the U.S. government is an example of

 a. inferential statistics b. descriptive statistics

42. This type of data represents values or observations that can be measured on an evenly distributed scale beginning at a
point other than true zero.

 a. ordinal data b. ranked data c. interval data d. ratio data

43. Indicate whether the data represented in the following example is part of a population or a sample:
51 patients in the Emergency Department expired during the past year and the hospital is requesting an analysis of the deaths.

 a. Sample b. Population

 Enter the appropriate word(s) to complete the statement.

 44. The full term for the abbreviation IP is ____________________.

 45. The full term for the abbreviation AHA is ______________________________.

 46. The full term for the abbreviation CDC _____________________________________________.

 47. The full term for the abbreviation DOA is _________________________.

 48. The full term for the abbreviation ICU ___________________________________.

49. The full term for the abbreviation CMS is __________________________________________________.

 Indicate whether the statement is true or false.

1. Discharge transfers are transfers to another health care institution.

 a. True b. False

2. The primary means for a health care facility to assess risk is by reviewing incident reports.

 a. True b. False

3. It is important to assign a patient to the correct service classification to measure proper utilization of services.

 a. True b. False

4. A secondary source of health care data is the patients medical record.

 a. True b. False

5. Classification of patient services is assigned at the time of the patients admission.

 a. True b. False

6. A registry is a repository of abstracted data.

 a. True b. False

 Indicate the answer choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.

7. Swing beds are used to flexibly serve as either acute care beds or ________ beds.

 a. rehab b. long term c. observation d. outpatient

8. Assign the appropriate clinical specialty/subspecialty for Crohns disease.

 a. Gastroenterology b. ENT c. Dermatology d. Neurology

9. For purposes of service classification, a pregnant patient that comes to the hospital and is admitted to be monitored,
then later discharged in false labor is considered an OB patient.

 a. True b. False

10. Which is the correct term that applies to the type of transfer in which a patient is transferred from one medical unit to another?

 a. Interhospital b. Intrahospital c. Care transfer d. Discharge

11. Which term correctly identifies data collection that occurs following discharge?

 a. Concurrent b. Discharge c. Prospective d. Retrospective

12. A newborn is defined as

 a. born alive b. born in the hospital c. born alive and born in the hospital d. born dead or born alive

13. Respite care provides relief to a caregiver by providing care to the person in need of care.

 a. True b. False

14. One of the oldest and most recognized registries is _______________

 a. Immunization Registry b. Cancer/Tumor Registry c. Trauma Registry d. AIDS Registry

15. All of the following are temporary beds, except for:

 a. treatment beds b. inpatient beds c. recovery room beds d. delivery room beds

16. Temporary beds are not included in the bed statistics

 a. True b. False

17. Which term is a national program that is administered on the state level and provides funding for health care expenses?

 a. Medicare b. Medicaid c. Health Maintenance Organization d. Preferred Provider Organization

18. A Medical Staff Unit assignment is based on ____.

 a. number of physicians on the medical staff b. type of treatment rendered c. organization of the medical staff d. all of the above

19. Assign the appropriate clinical specialty/subspecialty for fracture of the femur.

 a. Neurology b. Orthopedics c. Plastic Surgery d. Dermatology

20. Which is the appropriate term for a lab test encounter?

 a. Occasion of Service b. Visit c. Ambulatory care d. Inpatient care

21. The correct term for abstracted data collected and shared to form a larger database is a(n) ____.

 a. register b. registry c. index d. report

22. Which of the following is included in bassinet data?

 a. Stillborn infant b. Fetal Death c. Newborn d. Children less than 5 years of age

23. Which term correctly identifies data collection that occurs in real time?

 a. Concurrent b. Retrospective c. Discharge d. Prospective

24. Which is the primary source of health care statistical data?

 a. Ancillary reports b. Case abstracts c. Discharge list d. Medical record

25. Assign the appropriate clinical service classification for Cesarean section, delivered twins.

 a. Med b. Surg c. OB d. NB

26. This index maintains the name of every patient receiving services at a facility.

 a. Physician Index b. Service Index c. Procedure Index d. Master Patient Index

27. Which is an example of an ancillary service department?

 a. Laboratory b. Housekeeping department c. Emergency department d. Ambulatory services

28. Assign the appropriate clinical specialty/sub-specialty for acne.

 a. Oncology b. Urology c. Plastic Surgery d. Dermatology

29. Assign the appropriate clinical service classification for cerebrovascular accident 80-year-old female.

 a. Med b. Surg c. OB d. NB

30. A stillborn is considered a hospital admission

 a. True b. False

31. Assign the appropriate clinical specialty/sub-specialty for Alzheimers disease.

 a. Dermatology b. Oncology c. Geriatrics d. Plastic Surgery

32. This type of unit refers to an assemblage of beds and bassinets where care for a particular type of condition is
provided.

 a. medical staff unit b. patient care unit c. service unit d. disease unit

33. Which term applies to a type of inpatient bed?

 a. Swing bed b. Observation bed c. Recovery Room bed d. Emergency Department bed

34. A newborn is considered a hospital admission

 a. True b. False

35. Though there is no universally accepted age limit for classifying a patient as a child, the most common dividing line is the ______ birthday.

 a. 13th b. 14th c. 15th d. None of the above

36. Which term correctly identifies a direct professional, personal contact between a patient and a physician or health care provider to deliver health care services?

 a. Encounter b. Occasion of service c. Visit d. Ambulatory care

37. Which of the following facilities delivers the highest level of nursing care?

 a. Intermediate Care b. Residential Care c. Skilled Nursing Care d. Rehabilitation Care

38. The term used for patients without any insurance are considered ____.

 a. Self-pay b. Medicare c. Champus d. Workers Compensation

39. Specialized facilities provide only inpatient treatment

 a. True b. False

40. A patient who undergoes a blood draw, an EKG, and an x-ray, all performed during the same scheduled appearance, is counted as ____.

 a. one outpatient visit and three occasions of service b. three outpatient visits and one occasion of service c. one encounter only d. three occasions of service only

41. Assign the appropriate clinical service classification for percutaneous transhepatic liver biopsy followed by resection of the liver.

 a. Medicine b. Surgical c. Obstetrics d. Newborn

42. The terms Medical, Surgical, Obstetrics, and Newborn are considered ____.

 a. basic medical staff/service units b. subspecialty service units c. expanded medical staff service units d. specialty service units

 Enter the appropriate word(s) to complete the statement.

 43. An index serves as a guide to ____________________ information.

 44. The correct term for a chronological list of data in a health care facility is a(n) ____________________.

 45. A(n) ____________________ report is complete when a nurse administers the incorrect medication to a patient.
 Indicate whether the statement is true or false.

1. The daily inpatient census is correctly defined as the number of inpatients present at census-taking time each day plus the number of inpatients who were both admitted and discharged after the census-taking time the previous day.

 a. True b. False

2. The average daily number of patients is computed from census data.

 a. True b. False

3. The following is the correct formula to calculate the average daily newborn inpatient census:
The total newborn inpatient service days for the period / Total number of days in the period.

 a. True b. False

4. Census day is another term used for inpatient service day.

 a. True b. False

5. Inpatient census is best defined as admissions at any given time.

 a. True b. False

6. The formula to calculate the average daily census is as follows:
Total number of inpatient service days for a given period / Total number of days.

 a. True b. False

7. An inpatient census must be taken between 11:00 PM and 1:00 AM every day.

 a. True b. False

8. To calculate the total inpatient service days for any given day, you need to add same day admits and discharges to the inpatient census.

 a. True b. False

9. The death rate is calculated using the following formula:

Total inpatient service days for a period / Total number of days in the period.

 a. True b. False

10. Length of stay is the unit of measure used to indicate the services received by one inpatient in a 24-hour period.

 a. True b. False

11. The disposition of an inpatient to another health care facility at the time of discharge is termed a discharge transfer.

 a. True b. False

 Indicate the answer choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.

 The inpatient census for Healthy Hospital at midnight on May 1 was 268, and the daily inpatient census for May was 270. On May 2, 16 patients were admitted, 9 were discharged, and 2 were admitted and discharged on the same day.

12. Calculate inpatient service days for May 2nd.

 a. 275 b. 277 c. 279 d. 547

13. Which term defines the average number of inpatients in Healthy Hospital each day for a given period of time?

 a. Average length of stay b. Daily census c. Average daily census d. Daily inpatient census

14. In a hospital that has 300 beds and 40 newborn bassinets, the total inpatient service days for April were 8,820 for adults and children and 1,157 for newborns. What is the average daily census for April?

 a. 285 b. 294 c. 322 d. 333

 The inpatient census for Healthy Hospital at midnight on May 1 was 268, and the daily inpatient census for May was 270. On May 2, 16 patients were admitted, 9 were discharged, and 2 were admitted and discharged on the same day.

15. Calculate the inpatient census for May 2nd.

 a. 275 b. 277 c. 279 d. 547

16. A patient is admitted to the hospital at 8:00 AM and is discharged at 8:00 PM the same day. The inpatient service day for this patient is ____.

 a. 0 days b. 1 day c. 1/2 day d. not enough information to determine

17. During the period of March, April, and May, a 65-bed hospital had 5,280 inpatient service days. What was the average daily inpatient census for that period? Round to two decimal places.

 a. 57.39 b. 57 c. 58 d. 58.39

18.

Use the following data from  Memorial Health to c

alculate the Newborn average daily census for the entire year. Round to the nearest whole number.

January 1st June 30th

A&C Bed Count: 150

A&C Inpatient Service Days: 26,613

Bassinet Count: 40

Newborn Inpatient Service Days: 4108

July 1st   December 31st
A&C Bed Count: 200
Inpatient Service Days: 33,921
Bassinet Count: 40
Newborn Inpatient Service Days: 4068

 a. 20 b. 21 c. 22 d. 23

19. During the past year, Healthy Hospital reported 20,932 A&C discharges. A total of 136,330 days of care were rendered to these patients. Inpatient service days for the year were 136,651. Compute the average daily census for the year, round to two decimal places.

 a. 374.39 b. 375 c. 374 d. 374.59

20. April 1: Unit census = 21

April 2: Unit admissions = 3

Unit discharges = 2

Transfers in = 2

Transfers out = 1

Admission & Discharge (A&D) = 2

Which is the unit census for April 2?

 a. 21 b. 22 c. 23 d. 24

21. The inpatient census at midnight is 75. Four patients were admitted in the morning; one died 4 hours later; three were transferred to another facility the same day. The inpatient service days for that day will be ____.

 a. 75 b. 70 c. 72 d. 79

22. Use the following data from Western Hospital to answer this question.

Western Hospital
March 1st  Census: 321
March 2nd
Discharges: 24

Hospital Intensive Care Unit:

March 1st  Census: 12
March 2nd
Discharges: 3

Calculate the hospital inpatient census for March 2nd.

 a. 373 b. 370 c. 371 d. 375

23. Mrs. Smith was admitted to the hospital at 11:50 PM on March 3, 2007. She died at 5:00 PM on March 6, 2007. Who many inpatient service days did Mrs. Smith receive?

 a. Three b. Four c. Two d. Five

 The inpatient census for Healthy Hospital at midnight on May 1 was 268, and the daily inpatient census for May was 270. On May 2, 16 patients were admitted, 9 were discharged, and 2 were admitted and discharged on the same day.

24. Calculate total inpatient service days for May 1 & 2.

 a. 275 b. 277 c. 279 d. 547

25. July 10: Census = 158

Discharges (home) = 16

A&D = 4

DOA = 2

Deaths = 2

Discharge transfer = 1

Calculate daily inpatient census for July 11.

 a. 155 b. 156 c. 154 d. 157

26. Pediatric Unit: 10 beds

May 10: Census = 8

May 11: Discharges = 3

Transfers in = 1

Transfers out = 2

A&D = 1

Calculate the census for May 11.

 a. 5 b. 6 c. 7 d. 8

27. Which term applies to the number of inpatients present at any one time?

 a. Inpatient census b. Hospital census c. Daily inpatient census d. Inpatient service days

28. Which term describes a patient who dies in the ambulance on the way to the hospital?

 a. Classified as dead on arrival (DOA) b. Classified as an outpatient c. Classified as inpatient d. Classified as a hospital death

29. Use the following data from  Memorial Health to calculate the A&C average daily census for January June. Round to the nearest whole number.

January 1st June 30th
A&C Bed Count: 150
A&C Inpatient Service Days: 26,613
Bassinet Count: 40
Newborn Inpatient Service Days: 4108

July 1st   December 31st
A&C Bed Count: 200
Inpatient Service Days: 33,921
Bassinet Count: 40
Newborn Inpatient Service Days: 4068

 a. 146 b. 147 c. 148 d. 149

 The inpatient census for Healthy Hospital at midnight on May 1 was 268, and the daily inpatient census for May was 270. On May 2, 16 patients were admitted, 9 were discharged, and 2 were admitted and discharged on the same day.

30. Calculate the daily inpatient census for May 2nd.

 a. 277 b. 275 c. 279 d. 547

31. How does the daily inpatient census differ from the inpatient census?

 a. No difference b. Daily includes A&Ds c. IP census includes A&Ds d. Daily includes newborns

32. Using the data from Western Hospital calculate the ICU inpatient service days for March 2nd.

Western Hospital
March 1st  Census: 321
March 2nd
Discharges: 24

Hospital Intensive Care Unit:

March 1st  Census: 12
March 2nd
Discharges: 3

 a. 16 b. 13 c. 15 d. 14

33. Which number makes up the denominator when computing the average daily census for a clinical unit?

 a. Total beds on the unit b. Total inpatient service days for the unit c. Total discharges for the unit d. Total number of days in the period

34. Identify the following formula:
Total inpatient service days for a period / Total number of days in the period.

 a. Daily inpatient census b. Average daily inpatient census c. Average newborn census d. Death rate

35. During the period of SeptemberDecember, a five-bassinet hospital had 432 inpatient service days. What was the average daily inpatient census for the period? Round to two decimal places.

 a. 3.54 b. 3 c. 4 d. 3.25

36. May 5: A&C census = 125

A&C discharges = 5,
A&C admissions and discharges = 2

Calculate the A&C census for May 6.

 a. 127 b. 126 c. 125 d. 128

37. Use the following data from  Memorial Health to calculate the A&C average daily census for July  December . Round to the nearest whole number.

January 1st June 30th
A&C Bed Count: 150
A&C Inpatient Service Days: 26,613
Bassinet Count: 40
Newborn Inpatient Service Days: 4108

July 1st   December 31st
A&C Bed Count: 200
Inpatient Service Days: 33,921
Bassinet Count: 40
Newborn Inpatient Service Days: 4068

 a. 182 b. 183 c. 184 d. 185

38. June 3: Newborn census = 18

June 4: Births (live) = 5

Discharges (live) = 4

Fetal deaths = 1

Transfer out = 1

Newborn deaths = 1

Calculate NB census for June 4.

 a. 16 b. 17 c. 18 d. 19

39. When would a newborn be co

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