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Study Guide – Social Work 151 / Fall 2009 - STEWART

Delivering Healthcare in America: A Systems Approach
Leiyu Shi & Douglas A. Singh

Chapter 1: A Distinctive System of Health Care Delivery

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The primary objectives of a healthcare system include all of the following except:
a. Enabling all citizens to receive healthcare services
b. Delivering healthcare services that are cost-effective
c. Delivering healthcare services using the most current technology, regardless of cost
d. Delivering healthcare services that meet established standards of quality

2. The U.S. healthcare system can best be described as:
a. Expensive
b. Fragmented
c. Market-oriented
d. All of the above

3. For most privately insured Americans, health insurance is:
a. Employer-based
b. Financed by the government
c. Privately purchased
d. None of the above

4. Medicare is primarily for people who meet the following eligibility requirement:
a. Elderly
b. Low-income
c. Children
d. Disabled

5. Medicaid is primarily for people who meet the following eligibility requirement:
a. Elderly
b. Low-income
c. Children
d. Disabled

6. The role of the government in the U.S. healthcare system is:
a. Regulator
b. Major financer
c. Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement rate-setter
d. All of the above
7. Which of the following is a characteristic of a socialized health insurance system? a. Health care is financed through government-mandated contributions by employers and employees
b. Health care is delivered by government-employed providers
c. Both a and b
d. Neither a nor b

8. Which of the following is an overarching goal of Healthy People 2010?
a. Decrease health care costs
b. Create a more coordinated health care system
c. Establish a national health insurance program
d. Increase quality and years of healthy life

9. Which of the following is a dimension of social health?
a. Sociability
b. Community involvement
c. Marital satisfaction
d. All of the above

10. Supplier-induced demand is created by:
a. Patients
b. Providers
c. Health insurance companies
d. The government

Chapter 2: Beliefs, Values, and Health

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The elements of the Epidemiology Triangle of disease occurrence include all of the following except:
a. Environment
b. Agent
c. Society
d. Host

2. Which of the following factors is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States?
a. High fat diet
b. Heredity
c. Smoking
d. Unsafe sex

3. Which of the following is not a behavioral risk factor?
a. Irresponsible motor vehicle use
b. Inadequate physical exercise
c. Unsafe neighborhoods
d. Alcohol abuse

4. What is tertiary prevention?
a. Early detection and treatment of disease
b. Rehabilitative therapies and monitoring of health to prevent complications or further illness, injury, or disability
c. Reduction of the probability that a disease will develop in the future
d. None of the above

5. According to the CDC, which factor contributes most to premature death in the U.S. population?
a. Lifestyle and behaviors
b. Lack of medical care
c. Social and environmental factors
d. Genetic makeup

6. Which of the following can be considered an environmental factor contributing to health status?
a. Air quality
b. Access to health care
c. Safety of neighborhoods
d. All of the above

7. Healthcare is considered a social good in:
a. Market justice
b. Social justice
c. Both a and b
d. The total number of cases at a specific point in time divided by the population at risk

8. Demand-side rationing is the same thing as:
a. Nonprice rationing
b. Price rationing
c. Both a and b
d. Neither a nor b

9. Prevalence is:
a. The number of new cases occurring during a specified period divided by the total population b. The total number of...
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