Utilization of Public Data Sets
Select or generate a dataset that is meaningful to you and your interests in the health care industry by using one of the links below:
- CDC WONDER Databases
- Big Cities Health Coalition: City Data
Evaluate the dataset and determine how it is valuable for improving health care operations or policies. (This might require the creation of a chart or graph to interpret the data.)
Write a 700- to 1,050-word report with your evaluation of the dataset and what value can be gained from it. Include the following:
- The source of the data
- Why the data is important
- What trends it documents
- What changes in operations or policies can be made to improve quality or efficiency.
Cite 3 reputable references to support your report (e.g., trade or industry publications, government or agency websites, scholarly works, or other sources of similar quality).
Format your paper according to APA guidelines.
Include a copy of the dataset along with your report.