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R Projects: Cleaning Healthcare Data

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The data for this project come from the Hospital Compare web site (https://www.hhs.gov/) run by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The purpose of the web site is to provide data and information about the quality of care at over 4,000 Medicare-certified hospitals in the U.S. This dataset es- sentially covers all major U.S. hospitals. This dataset is used for a variety of purposes, including determining whether hospitals should be ined for not providing high quality care to patients for some background on this particular topic)

The Hospital Compare web site contains a lot of data but I only look at a small subset for this project. The zip ile for this assignment contains three files:

The project revolves around creating functions the output useful resilts and the mains steps of the project are:


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