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Mortality and Risk Adjustment

Need assistance with the each of the following: Mortality and Risk Adjustment

1) Epidemiologists measure and compare mortality across time, place, and population. Give your opinion on which is the most difficult to measure. Explain your rationale.

2)Compare and contrast the three dimensions that epidemiologists use to describe important patterns, and make substantial inferences that are based on individual and population risk factors, disease, and longevity assessments. Provide specific examples to support your response.

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1) Epidemiologists study the rates of diseases (morbidity) across three dimensions: time, place and population (sometimes also called person). By doing this, they are able to determine what factors are responsible for the diseases. Each of these measures has their own difficulties. Measuring morbidity over time requires time commitment and following patients or populations for several years or decades. The epidemiologists may also study this dimension by looking at medical records from the past but this is quite dependent on how well records have been kept, which varies from place to place. Measuring morbidity based on a particular place is that no location is truly airtight, with strict immutable boundaries. Thus, there may be people moving in and out of the area, which can skew the statistics. Deciding the borders of the place is in the end quite arbitrary. Measuring morbidity based on population is ...

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The expert examines mortality and risk adjustments.