Statistical Analysis on a Selected Data Set

Conduct a Statistical analysis on one of the data sets provided or use your own data set. The sample data sets are for the following areas:

· A hospital administrator is attempting reduce the length of stay in the inpatient setting at four of the systems hospitals. Each hospital leadership team has attempted to implement strategies to decrease the length of stay over the past year. Conduct an analysis on the data provided to identify the hospital closest to achieving the lowest LOS. What are your results of your descriptive statistical analysis? What other data elements would be helpful for a researcher to collect?

· Perform some descriptive statistical analysis on the data you selected. Include the following standard tests:

· Mean

· Median

· Mode

· Percentages

· Trends in data over time

· This assignment will be broken up as the following:

1. Introduction

2. Mean with short explanation and summary of the results and with a graph.

3. Median with short explanation and summary of the results and with a graph

4. Mode with short explanation and summary of the results and with a graph

5. Percentages with short explanation and summary of the results and with a graph

6. Trends with short explanation and summary of the results and with a graph

7. What other data elements would be helpful for a researcher to collect?

8. Conclusion

Data set:

Hospital

Oct

Nov

Dec

Jan

Feb

March

April

May

June

July

Aug

Sept

Year To Date

Hospital A

4.48

4.77

4.51

4.72

4.73

4.84

4.87

4.73

4.67

4.7

4.29

4.45

4.65

Hospital B

4.53

4.23

4.37

4.48

4.58

4.92

4.79

4.97

4.61

4.91

4.58

4.43

4.62

Hospital C

3.63

3.53

3.96

3.51

3.79

3.39

3.91

3.59

3.23

3.77

3.32

3.42

3.59

Hospital D

4.33

4.32

4.34

4.42

4.46

4.59

4.64

4.6

4.39

4.63

4.25

4.3

4.5

Provide a 350- to 700-word summary of your results, including graphical representations of your findings. Plot the information on your graph. Interpret your findings.