Hsm 542 Week 4 Data Analysis

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The real-world business situation that I will be addressing by collecting and analyzing a set of data is that of a Hospital, specifically that of the hospital staff and the patient safety interaction. I have chosen this specific business as it is my hope to utilize this degree to become a director at a local hospital. In Hospital’s there are so many aspects that one needs to look at. These aspects can be broken down into individual pieces of data that can be analyzed and provide a clear outlook of change. A 1- The one question or decision relevant to a Hospital business that I will answer by collecting and analyzing a set of data is: Is there a relationship to the number of hours a Registered Nurse (RN) works and patient safety? RNs are the main caregivers to the patient. They…show more content…
The data I collect to answer the question, “Is there a relationship to the number of hours a Registered Nurse (RN) works and patient safety?” will be data that contain several variables. Some of these variables will include: The RNs sleep/wake patterns, their mood, their amount of caffeine intake, hours worked, specific time of day, any overtime worked, etc. These variables will be submitted on the days that each RN works. In order to summarize a logical answer that has substance, I will need to use a data analysis technique that will be able to account for the numerous variables associated with the data collected. The linear programing also goes on to say that it aides in decision making about how to best use limited resources. RNs are becoming limited resources for hospitals. That is why so many work 12+ hour shifts plus a high volume of overtime. By using this technique it will not only be able to utilize the multiple variables, but also help determine how to allocate these limited resources without putting the RNs or patients at

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