Try Magic Notes and save time.Try it free
Try Magic Notes and save timeCrush your year with the magic of personalized studying.Try it free

Chapter 03: Public Health and Primary Health Care Systems and Health Care Transformation (Stanhope: Public Health Nursing, 8th Ed)

3.0 (2 reviews)
Get a hint
According to the 1999 Institute of Medicine report, as many as 98,000 deaths each year are caused by:

a. Cardiovascular disease
b. Obesity
c. Medical error
d. Drug overdose
Click the card to flip 👆
1 / 25
1 / 25
Terms in this set (25)
The number of uninsured Americans has dramatically increased because:

a. Medicare took over payment of health care costs.
b. With a declining population, the costs for health care rose.
c. Nursing salaries greatly increased, causing health care costs to rise.
d. Health insurance coverage was dropped from employment-based health plans.
Although the majority of Americans continue to obtain health insurance from their employer as a benefit, employment does not guarantee insurance. Employer-sponsored health insurance is sensitive to both the general economy and changes in health insurance premiums. As costs for insurance premiums rose, employers either shifted more of these costs to their employees or declined to offer employment-based health coverage at all.
The electronic medical record facilitates interprofessional care in chronic disease management and coordination of referrals, 24-hour availability of records with downloaded laboratory results and up-to-date assessments, incorporation of protocol reminders for prevention, screening, and management of chronic disease, improvement of quality measurement and monitoring, and increased client safety and decline in medication errors.