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HSM410 Final Exam Study Guide

The final exam is valued at 250 points and made up of 10 multiple choice (6 points each), 4 short answer (15 points each), and 5 essay questions (25 points each). To earn full points, the short answer questions need to be answered in complete sentences; for the essay questions, you need to provide detailed responses that directly answer all parts of the question and provide supporting details and/or examples.

Key Terms / Concepts (Define)

Health Policy –

Regressive Payments –

Proportional Payments –

Dispersed Model of Care –

Regionalized Model of Care –

Patient Cost Sharing –

Rationing –

Deductibles –

Co-insurance –

Topics / Areas To Review:

- The relationship of health outcomes & the uninsured

- What is the role of the “gatekeeper”

- Components of high quality care

- Identify the most common medical care structures of the twentieth century

- Current issues in medical ethics

- Examples of Painless Cost Control; Why are they painless?

- Cost Controlling Mechanisms

- Health Care services that fall under Long Term Care

- Issues that affect the quality of health care services

- Categories of national health insurance plans

- The primary features of national health insurance plans

- Non-financial barriers to accessing health services

- Identify the modes of paying for health care

- Strategies of Prevention

- Identify & Define the four principles of medical ethics

- Define the three models of organizing care (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)

- How does malpractice affect the quality of health services

- The relationship between costs and health outcomes

- Why private health insurance has decreased over past decades

- Transferring financial risk

- Define price controls and provide examples

- Define global budgeting and provide examples

- Identify U.S. legislative efforts that support the concept of “medical care as a right...
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