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Basic Allied Health Statistics and Analysis, Spiral bound Version, 4th Edition

  • Gerda Koch
  • ISBN-10: 1133602703
  • ISBN-13: 9781133602705
  • 384 Pages | Spiralbound
  • Previous Editions: 2008, 2000, 1995
  • COPYRIGHT: 2015 Published
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About the Product

BASIC ALLIED HEALTH STATISTICS AND ANALYSIS, 4th Edition is the comprehensive resource for future health care professionals in a variety of Health Information Management careers. Designed to explain common statistical computations and their practical uses in health care settings, the book's hands-on approach requires students to think through problems and then apply the proper method of statistical analysis. Topics explore the current health care industry, basic math and statistical computations, vital statistics and mortality rates, census and occupancy rates, and more, all in accordance with CAHIIM curriculum standards and competencies. Chapter learning features include examples, tables and figures, and even a separate column for note-taking, along with a brand new chapter on the fundamentals of research. Plenty of case studies and self-assessment opportunities keep students engaged in the material, while ensuring a practical and discerning knowledge of key data and statistical concepts.


  • Systematic Approach: Detailed examples and a step-by-step approach encourage mastery of health care concepts, while building readers' confidence with data and information management.

  • Ample Math: Numerous computational problems and a complete math review in Chapter 3 help learners develop and gauge their success with math skills required in HIM careers.

  • Key Statistical Knowhow: Two full chapters prepare readers with an overview of basic statistics and terminology, as well as a summary of health care in general.

  • Practice Tests: Comprehensive self-tests, chapter tests, unit tests, and mock final exam—with selected answer sets—provide plenty of practice for readers, while bridging the gap between reading and real life.

  • Vital Stats: Chapters on rates, vital statistics, variability, reliability, validity, and more keep readers attuned to the statistical significance of data in health care settings today.


"I will never use another book besides the Koch book - it is excellent." - Cindy Fickenscher, MBA, RHIA, Program Director/Instructor, Health Information Technology Program, Gateway Technical College
— Cindy Fickenscher, MBA, RHIA

About the Author

Gerda Koch

Gerda Koch is a retired Assistant Professor in the Medical Assistant Program at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois. Her career in Health Information Management and education spanned more than 30 years.

Table of Contents

1. Statistical Terminology and Health Care Data.
2. Health Care Overview and Patient Data Collection.
3. Mathematical Review.
4. Census.
5. Percent of Occupancy.
6. Length of Stay and Discharge Days.
7. Hospital Mortality Rates.
8. Obstetrical-Related Rates.
9. Autopsy Rates.
10. Miscellaneous Rates.
11. Vital Statistics Data and Rates.
12. Frequency Distribution.
13. Measures of Central Tendency and Variation.
14. Data Presentation.
15. Fundamentals of Research
Appendix I: Glossary.
Appendix II: Formulae.
Appendix III: Abbreviations.
Appendix IV: Answers to the Self-Tests & Chapter Tests.
Appendix V: Quick-Reference Service Classification Categories.

New to this edition

  • Updated CAHIM Standards: Revised chapter content and objectives meet 2011 CAHIIM curriculum standards and competencies for accreditation, which keeps students abreast of the latest and coming trends in health care.
  • Revised Practice Problems: Thoroughly reworked and updated, even more practice problems (with selected answers in the appendix) give students a statistical edge in the workplace.
  • New Critical Analysis: New end-of-chapter case studies and critical thinking exercises challenge readers to apply new knowledge and skills at higher level.
  • Added Research Methodology: A new chapter to this edition titled Fundamentals of Research delves into research methodology, a prevalent and critical component of health care today, and explain how it impacts allied health professionals on the job.
  • Robust Resources: New for the Fourth Edition, instructor resources map to AHIMA competencies at a glance! Designed to make course preparation a breeze, these resources include a Competency Mapping Guide, PowerPoint® slides, and a computerized test bank, as well as the interactive CourseMate supplement.


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Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

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