With these thoughts in mind:
- Examine the “Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Provider Summary for the Top 100 Diagnosis-Related Groups (DRG) – FY2011” data file at:
- Consider potential health problems and quantitative research questions for which this dataset could provide an answer.
- Select variables in the dataset that could be used to answer the research question you have created, and determine potential confounding variables that would also need to be considered.
By Day 3
Post 2 to 3 paragraphs describing one problem and 1 to 2 research questions for which the given dataset could provide an answer. Include key variables that could be measured to answer each research question and two potential confounding variables. Briefly justify your choices.