A syndrome can be best be described as:
a) A combination of symptoms and physical findings attributed to a specific cause.
b) Impairment of a specific structure of the body producing symptoms
c) Impairment of a specific function of the body producing physical findings
X (d) A combination of symptoms and physical findings not easily attributable to a specific cause
The typical sequence of training required to become a Nephrologist would be:
a) College, Graduate School, Medical School, Fellowship, Board Certification
b) College, Medical School, Fellowship, Licensure
c) College, Medical School, Residency, Board Certification
d) College, Medical School, Graduate School, Fellowship, Residency
X (e) College, Medical School, Residency, Fellowship
Medication assistants in many states are restricted to administering medication in -
X (a) long-term care facilities
b) dialysis units
c) community hospitals
d) emergency departments
Since 2007, new pharmacists are required to have what degree?
a) PhD in Pharmacology
b) Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy
c) Master's Degree in Pharmacy
X (d) Pharm Degree
The biggest difference between counselors, MSWs, psychologists, AND psychiatrists is:
a) the ability to perform group counseling
b) the ability to specialize in specific areas
c) the ability to perform individual counseling
X (d) the ability to prescribe medications
An outpatient clinic is defined as one that:
X (a) cares for patients who do not need hospitalization
b) supervises ongoing care for patients with chronic diseases such as diabetes
c) provides follow-up care for patients recently discharged from a hospital
d) cares for uninsured patients who need urgent care
Which of the following does an outpatient clinic NOT provide?
a) speciality care
b) urgent care
c) primary care
X (d) tertiary care
The vast majority of hospitals in the US are:
a) Academic medical centers
b) Long-Term-Care hospitals
X (c) Community hospitals
d) Government hospitals
Of the following, the main difference between a military hospital and a VA hospital is that:
a) Military hospitals are located at places of fighting, not within US borders
b) Military hospitals do not partner with civilian companies.
X (c) VA hospitals are not for active-duty service personnel.
d) VA hospitals treat only illnesses, not injuries.
Of the following, the main difference between a long-term- care hospital, and a long-term-care facility is that:
a) Long-term-care hospitals are reserved for patients who have long-term illnesses, such as diabetes, but need only occasional hospital care.
X (b) Patients are not expected to go home from a long-term-care facility.
c) Patients stay longer in a long-term-care hospital than in a long-term-care facility.
d) Patients in long-term-care-facilities have more serious illnesses than patients in long-term-care hospitals.
An example of a "continuum of care" is:
a) Checking in with the receptionist, getting weighed, having a nurse ask about symptoms, and seeing a doctor.
X (b) Outpatient clinic, inpatient hospital, long-term-care, and end-of-life care
c) Physician, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, and medical assistant
d) All of the above
Which of the following is true?
a) Community hospital is a term used for a hospital that is associated with a medical school.
X (b) At a community health clinic, fees are based on a patient's income.
c) At a teaching hospital, the patient's care is supervised by medical students.
d) Community hospitals are run by the government.
Which of the following is NOT one of the duties of the chief information officer in a hospital?
a) Maintain the security of patient information
b) Comply with regulations about the privacy of patient information
c) Upgrade computer networks as needed
X (d) Decide whether the hospital will have electronic medical records
All of the following are typical non-clinical departments in a hospital EXCEPT:
a) Quality assurance
b) Disaster preparedness
c) Marketing and public relations
X (d) Custodial services
The clinical (patient care) areas of the hospital are organized according to:
a) Physician specialties
b) How long the patients are expected to stay
c) The severity of the illness
X (d) The kind of nursing care that needs to be provided
You were once diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease, and do not want your physician to share this information with your employer. This is an example of:
b) The common good
X (c) Confidentiality
You dropped out of college years ago and do not want to tell any of your current health care providers. This is an example of:
a) The common good
X (d) Privacy
Which regulation will have the highest precedence in enforcing the HIPAA Privacy Rule?
a) This has not been specified in the HIPAA legislation.
b) The federal law; it does not matter what the state law is
X (c) A state-level regulation more stringent than the federal law.
d) A state-level regulation less stringent then federal law
Which of the following is NOT an example of someone's protected health information (PHI) under HIPAA?
X (a) Political party affiliation
b) Automobile registration number
d) URL of a personal home page
e) E-mail address
A sanction policy is an example of what type of safeguard in the HIPAA Security Rule?
X (a) Administrative
d) None of the above
Healthcare systems in developing nations have a higher incidence of medical error than healthcare systems in developed nations because:
a) Infrastructure and equipment are inadequate
b) Drug supply and quality are unreliable
c) Operating costs are often under financed
X (d) All of the above
In the past, errors tended to be blamed on the individual, while now the emphasis is on error recognition and correction, fixing inadequacies in the system.
X (a) True
Which of the following statements about mistakes is INCORRECT?
a) Knowledge-based errors usually occur because of a lack of expertise.
X (b) They are errors of unconscious thought.
c) Rule-based errors usually occur during problem-solving when a wrong rule is applied.
d) Rule-based errors can be reduced by using clinical decision support.
Components of Universal Protocol include:
a) Conducting a pre-procedure patient/site verification process
b) Marking the procedure site
c) Performing a pre-procedure time-out
X (d) All of the above
The Leapfrog Group voluntary program initiated by large employers and organizations of purchasers do improve patient safety.
X (a) True