What is coded in addition to category I12, Hypertensive chronic kidney disease when both huypertension and chronic kidney disease are present in a patient? When a ptient has hypertensive retionopathy, what is the second code that should be used with subcategory I35.0. Background retinopathy and retinal vascular changes? What assumption can be made by the coder when a physician describes a patient has having atherosclerotic coronary artery disease with angina?
Pick a health issue. You are an epidemiologist designing a cross-sectional study to learn more about the issue. List 10 questions (not demographic) and choice of responses that you would include in the survey/questionnaire.
Identify any epidemiological study that has been highlighted in the mainstream media- TV, newspaper, etc. Based on the media story alone, do you think the study was portrayed accurately? Did they use epidemiological terms and concepts correctly? What words did they use to describe exposure and outcome (examples: association, linked to, causes, etc.)? Did they use the correct words?
In the United States, the purpose of public health is often not understood by leaders and policymakers. As a result, the importance of public health is questioned and funding can be jeopardized. What role do you think epidemiology has in addressing this issue? In this small essay post, provide at least one specific recommendation for epidemiologists in creating awareness of public health and its place in health communities.