Unlike India’s healthcare system wherein both public and private entities deliver healthcare facilities to citizens, in the US, the healthcare sector is completely privatised.
The aim of this notebook is to study some of the numerical data we have for the US and especially data for New York. Most of us know about New York’s situation that is one of the worst in the world.
Therefore, analysing data may clarify a few things. We will be using three sets of data – urgent care facilities, US county healthcare rankings 2020 and Covid sources for counties.
For the data and codesheet click below.
Now pick key column names for your study with ‘.keys’ as the function name. We are interested in a few variables from health rankings so we take only the ones we think will be useful in a new data frame.
We will study each data set one by one so that we can get an understanding of the data before combining them. For this we call the plotly library that has very interactive graphs. We use the choropleth to generate a heat map over the country in question.
It is clear form the heat map that New York has a very high incidence of infections vis a vis other states. We then begin working with data on the number of ICU beds in each state. Since each state will have different populations, we cannot compare the absolute number of ICU beds. We need the ratio of ICU beds per a given number of inhabitants.
The generated heat map (Fig. 2.) shows the ICU density per state in the US. For more on this do watch the complete video tutorial attached herewith.