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© 2014

Excel 2010 for Health Services Management Statistics

A Guide to Solving Practical Problems

Textbook

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Thomas J. Quirk, Simone Cummings
    Pages 1-19
  3. Thomas J. Quirk, Simone Cummings
    Pages 21-34
  4. Thomas J. Quirk, Simone Cummings
    Pages 67-81
  5. Thomas J. Quirk, Simone Cummings
    Pages 83-109
  6. Thomas J. Quirk, Simone Cummings
    Pages 111-154
  7. Thomas J. Quirk, Simone Cummings
    Pages 155-172
  8. Thomas J. Quirk, Simone Cummings
    Pages 173-189
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 191-254

About this book

Introduction

This is the first book to show the capabilities of Microsoft Excel to teach health services management statistics effectively. It is a step-by-step exercise-driven guide for students and practitioners who need to master Excel to solve practical health services management problems. If understanding statistics isn’t your strongest suit, you are not especially mathematically-inclined, or if you are wary of computers, this is the right book for you.

 

Excel, a widely available computer program for students and managers, is also an effective teaching and learning tool for quantitative analyses in health services management courses. Its powerful computational ability and graphical functions make learning statistics much easier than in years past. However, Excel 2010 for Health Services Management Statistics: A Guide to Solving Practical Problems is the first book to capitalize on these improvements by teaching students and managers how to apply Excel to statistical techniques necessary in their courses and work.

 

Each chapter explains statistical formulas and directs the reader to use Excel commands to solve specific, easy-to-understand health services management problems. Practice problems are provided at the end of each chapter with their solutions in an Appendix. Separately, there is a full Practice Test (with answers in an Appendix) that allows readers to test what they have learned.

 

· Includes 160 illustrations in color

· Suitable for upper undergraduates or graduate students

At the beginning of his academic career, Prof. Quirk spent six years in educational research at The American Institutes for Research and Educational Testing Service.  He is currently a Professor of Marketing in The Walker School of Business & Technology at Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), where he teaches Marketing Statistics, Marketing Research, and Pricing Strategies.  He holds a B.S. in Mathematics from John Carroll University, both an M.A. in Education and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Stanford University, and an M.B.A. from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

 

Prof. Cummings has worked for several hospitals in St. Louis, Missouri, and Washington, D.C.  She is currently an Associate Professor of Healthcare Management in The Walker School of Business & Technology at Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri, where she teaches Statistics for Healthcare Management and Healthcare Finance.  She holds a B.S.B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis, an M.H.A. from the Washington University School of Medicine, and a Ph.D. in Health Policy and Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Keywords

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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Webster UniversitySt. LouisUSA
  2. 2.Webster UniversitySt. LouisUSA

About the authors

At the beginning of his academic career, Prof. Quirk spent six years in educational research at The American Institutes for Research and Educational Testing Service. He then taught Social Psychology, Educational Psychology, General Psychology, Marketing, Management, and Accounting at Principia College, and is currently a Professor of Marketing in the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology at Webster University based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA) where he teaches Marketing Statistics, Marketing Research, and Pricing Strategies.  He has written 60+ textbook supplements in Marketing and Management, published 20+ articles in professional journals, and presented 20+ papers at professional meetings. He holds a B.S. in Mathematics from John Carroll University, both an M.A. in Education and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Stanford University, and an M.B.A. from The University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Prior to receiving her doctorate, Prof. Cummings worked for several hospitals including Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Children's Hospital, and St. Louis Regional Hospital, all in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), as well as Columbia Hospital for Women in Washington, D.C. She began her academic career in the Health Care Administration program at Simmons College in Boston and later taught in the Health Administration Program at Washington University in St. Louis. Prof. Cummings is currently an Associate Professor of Healthcare Management in the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology at Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri where she teaches Statistics for Healthcare Management and Healthcare Finance. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis, an M.H.A. from the Washington University School of Medicine, and a Ph.D. in Health Policy and Administration from the Gillings School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Prof. Cummings is an active tennis player and also enjoys reading horror novels. She is married to Donald Lawrence and they have two daughters, Nina Marie and Madison Elise.

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Reviews

From the book reviews:

“This book describes how Microsoft Excel can be used to teach health services management statistics easily and effectively. … The intended audience includes students, instructors, and managers who want to learn to use Microsoft Excel in healthcare management. The use of this as course book for healthcare management students would be appropriate as well. … This book does an excellent job of explaining the use of Microsoft Excel as a tool in learning health services statistics.” (Samit Bhatheja, Doody’s Book Reviews, September, 2014)