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Quiz Health Care Management Part 1 of 2

Quiz Health Care Management Part 1 of 2

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Quiz Health Care Management Part 1 of 2
Quiz Health Care Management Part 1 of 2

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Health Care Management Part 1 14Mar2009DO NOT DISTRIBUTE - 1 -
HCM #1 & 2 – Cost, Quality, and Access to Health Care I & II
1) Which of the following statements is NOT true (in the United States)?a) Health insurance is tightly linked to employment b) Drug mistakes injure 500,000 a year c) Infections caught in hospitals kill 90,000 people per year d) The uninsured population is at 47 million (2006)2) With an ever-advancing technology-driven medical delivery system, we should:a) Focus on high-technology over low-technology b) Focus on low-technology over high-technologyc) Consider high-technology at any cost to save livesd) Consider low-technology at any cost to save livese) Strive for a balanced investment in high- and low-technology3) Per capita health care spending (international dollar) is the highest in:a) Japan b) Luxembourgc) United Statesd) Germanye) Cuba4) Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of imperfect market conditions inUnited States health care?a) Decisions are often determined by need, rather than price-based demand b) Patients do not directly bear the cost of services (moral hazard)c) Patients are not always well-informed about care that is needed, and cost of thatcared) Growth of a single giant medical system improves competition5) Market justice says medical care and its benefits are based on willingness and abilityto pay. These conditions prevail over social justice, which emphasizes the well-being of the community over that of the individual.a) True b) False6) Using resources sensibly and preventative medicine (safeguarding personal health) isthe accountability role of the:a) Physician b) Patientc) Governmentd) Employerse) Insurance companies7) Why is United States health care NOT delivered in a true free market?a) Unrestrained competition occurs b) Patients are always well-informedc) Patients directly bear cost of serviced) Decisions are based on need rather than price-based demand8) In 2005, how much was spent on health care in the United States?a) $2 million b) $1 billionc) $2 billion
Health Care Management Part 1 14Mar2009DO NOT DISTRIBUTE - 2 -d) $1 trillione) $2 trillion9) Which of the following is NOT a key factor in the increasing cost of health care?a) Growth of technology b) Increase in elderly populationc) Preventative medicined) Third-party paymente) Defensive medicine10) Which of the following statements is NOT true?a) Rapid expansion of specialty facilities drives costs higher  b) Continuing rise in obesity in U.S. drives costs higher c) Increased patient cost-sharing drives costs higher d) Blockbuster drugs losing patent protection drives costs lower 11) The average annual cost for family health coverage in 2007 in the United States ismore than:a) $10,000 b) $11,000c) $12,000d) $13,000e) $14,00012) What percentage of adults in middle-income families have difficulty affording their health insurance?a) 50% b) 30%c) 70%d) 10%e) 90%13) General Motors pays (slightly) more for steel than for health care costs.a) True b) False14) What will be a consequence of switching from managed care to consumer-drivenhealth plans?a) Employees are given a flexible amount of money to pay b) It will educate consumers about speculative quality issuesc) Employees will not have flexibility in coveraged) Auditors will interfere with clinical decisionse) Greater transparency15) In the United States in 2006, how many Americans were uninsured?a) 27 million b) 37 millionc) 47 milliond) 57 millione) 67 million16) How many people are injured from drug mistakes annually?a) 500,000 b) 1 million
Health Care Management Part 1 14Mar2009DO NOT DISTRIBUTE - 3 -c) 1.5 milliond) 2 millione) 2.5 million17) What is the eligibility age for government Medicaid coverage?a) 45 b) 55c) 65d) 75e) No specific age18) Government insurance for low-income individuals is available for all of the followingEXCEPT:a) Children b) Parentsc) Pregnant womend) Refugeese) Individuals with disabilities19) Which of the following is NOT true regarding the uninsured?a) Children account for 80% of the uninsured b) Poor have the greatest risk of being uninsuredc) Those with less education are more likely to be uninsured longer d) Over 8 in 10 come from working families20) Postponing needed care, inability to fill a prescription, inability to follow a treatment plan, and not seeking preventive care are characteristics of:a) Elderly b) Uninsuredc) Childrend) Working adultse) Teenagers21) California’s Plan (2007) was to provide ____ coverage to all residents.a) Complete b) Socialc) Incrementald) Universale) Costly22) Medical errors in the United States result in approximately how many deathsannually?a) 440-980 b) 4,400-9,800c) 44,000-98,000d) 440,000-980,000e) 4,400,000-9,800,00023) Hospital-acquired infections are less costly to the health care system and associatedwith a lower mortality rate when compared to non-hospital-acquired infections.a) True b) False

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