Visualizing Health Care Statistics: A Data-Mining Approach is an engaging, introduction to health care statistics that demonstrates how to visualize health care statistics by using Microsoft Excel and R-Project (open source statistical software) along with hands-on examples using real-world data. In each chapter, readers are encouraged to apply statistical knowledge to real-world health care situations. Through this approach, the reader develops data gathering and analysis skills, while learning how to report and present the data in an impactful way. Key Features: • A breadth of real-world, current health data, including global examples to put health care into a worldwide context. • An introduction to the modern computer software that readers will use in their careers to apply statistics, including Excel and open-source R-Project. • A data-mining approach helps readers understand how big data can be used systematically to increase health care quality and safety while cutting costs. • Data visualization in each chapter to highlight the importance of reporting data to end-users in a meaningful way. • Alignment with new CAHIIM standards, and notes those standards throughout the text. • An ideal resource for preparing for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) exam. • Helpful appendices including common abbreviations used in statistics, formulas for health care statistics, resources for further information, CAHIIM competency exercises, and more.