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Why do they collect health statistics?

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Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine

In brief: Improve populations

Health statistics help identify areas needing attention and improvement.
They are primarily used to help improve the entire population, rather than a specific individual. However, ultimately the public health measures implemented do help individuals so they are important to all of us. They can help identify the emergence of an epidemic and help localize the potential causes.

In brief: Improve populations

Health statistics help identify areas needing attention and improvement.
They are primarily used to help improve the entire population, rather than a specific individual. However, ultimately the public health measures implemented do help individuals so they are important to all of us. They can help identify the emergence of an epidemic and help localize the potential causes.
Dr. Thomas Heston
Dr. Thomas Heston
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Dr. David Laha
Podiatry

In brief: Study trends

Variety of reasons. Mostly to try to study and improve health care.

In brief: Study trends

Variety of reasons. Mostly to try to study and improve health care.
Dr. David Laha
Dr. David Laha
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Dr. Thomas Heston
statistics help us understand complex data and identify trends early.
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