Assignment 1 (1-2 page paper)-
Your CEO is considering the purchase of a new mammography machine. The manufacturer has provided the following data. Specificity = 0.88, Sensitivity = 0.91, PPV+ = 0.87, PPV- = 0.88.
Being a little leery of manufacturer bias, you have contacted a hospital that has been using the machine for the past seven months. The nurse epidemiologist, at that hospital, has sent you the following raw data. Using that data, decide if you should recommend the purchase of the mammography machine to your CEO. Use your findings, in comparison with the manufacturer’s data to make your decision, being sure to provide a strong justification for your recommendation. Your paper should be 1-2 pages in length.
True Positives = 647
True Negatives = 315
False Positives = 38
False Negatives = 51
Your submission should be in 12-point normal font (Calibri, Times New Roman, Arial, etc.), double-spaced, with 1″ margins. Your Word document must be uploaded to this Turnitin Assignment Link.
All information taken from a source (direct quotes, paraphrasing, and ideas) must be cited, in text and in reference, in APA format. Failure to do so is plagiarism.
Assignment 2 (Discussion)-
Research a disease-related topic of interest to you in healthcare. Find recent statistics on that topic (three years or less old) and write a public service announcement (PSA) that can be read in 30 seconds. Your PSA must deliver important information on your topic in a way that people of all backgrounds can understand. Paste your PSA into the message field in the discussion forum.
This website can give you some good perspective on how to write a PSA. To review the website, click here.
Your PSA will be graded according to the HCM writing assignments rubric.
All borrowed material (direct quotes, paraphrasing, and even ideas) must be cited, in text and in reference, in APA style.
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