Exam Study Questions

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True/False: 1/2 point each = 25 Total Points
Which Statements Are True?
1. A chronic condition is relatively severe, episodic, and often treatable.

2. According to polls, most Americans are satisfied with the quality of health care.

3. American beliefs and values favor the development and use of new medical technology despite its cost.

4. Among both the insured and the uninsured, only a relatively small proportion of American adults believe that the government would be the best source for obtaining health coverage.

5. As the health care delivery system developed in the US, it emphasized specialization over primary care.

6. As the health care delivery system developed in the US, right from its inception primary care physicians
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44. There has been a decreasing number of international medical graduates (IMGs) in the U.S. since 1980.

45. There is an imbalance between primary and specialty care services in the U.S. health care delivery system.

46. Under the medical model, health is defined as a complete state of physical, mental, and social well-being, and not just the absence of disease or infirmity.

47. Under the Medicaid program, eligibility criteria and benefits are consistent throughout the US.

48. Under the Medicare program, eligibility criteria and benefits are consistent throughout the US.

49. When bills for compulsory health insurance were introduced in several states, they were supported by American employers.

50. When hospitals first emerged in the United States, they were used primarily by the wealthy.

Multiple Choice section starts on the next page. Multiple Choice: 1 Point each: 60 Total
1. A copayment is generally paid
a. once a year
b. each time the insured receives health care services
c. in form of a deduction from payroll checks
d. by the employer to purchase health insurance on behalf of each covered employee

2. A DRG represents
a. days of care
b. principal diagnoses
c. bundled fees
d. discharges

3. A health insurance plan pays for medical care only after the insured has first paid $500 out of pocket on an annual basis. The $500 annual cost is called
a. first-dollar coverage
b. coinsurance
c. premium
d.
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