The local newspaper examined a townâ€™s two hospitals and found that, over the last six years, Mercy Hospital had a patient survival rate of 79.0% while County Hospitalâ€™s survival rate was 90.0%. The following table summarizes the findings. Patients were categorized upon admission as being in fair condition (or better) versus being in worse than fair condition. a. The following table shows the survival numbers for patients admitted in fair condition: Fill in the last column for this table.
The following table shows the survival numbers for patients admitted in worse than fair condition: Complete the last column for this table.
c. The head of County Hospital argued that, based on the overall figures, her hospital came out well ahead of Mercy by 90.0% to 79.0% and, therefore, is doing a far better job. If you were head of Mercy Hospital, how would you respond? d. You are a parent trying to decide to which hospital to send your sick child. On the basis of the preceding three tables, which hospital would you choose? Explain.