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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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