HLTH 1100 chapter 16
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Self-care involves all of the following EXCEPT
ignoring body signals and "toughing it out."
You should seek expert medical care if you experience
All of these
Conventional, scientifically based medicine is called
Due to the differences in training, an osteopathic physician would probably have more experience dealing with which condition than a medical doctor?
low back pain
Before receiving any care as a patient, you must be made aware of the treatment plan and any potential risks involved. This is known as the
right of informed consent.
All of the following is true with respect to generic drugs EXCEPT
They have the same inactive ingredients as their brand name counterpart.
You have a history of back problems and found out that your new insurance will not cover any problems related to your back until you have had the policy for 12 months. This is because your back problem is considered to be a/an
An Institute of Medicine report indicates that as many as 200,000 people die in the United States each year as the result of
An amount of time specified by an insurance company that must pass before coverage will be in effect is the
Requesting an x-ray when it is unnecessary but the patient demands it would be considered defensive medicine.
Taking responsibility for your health care includes all of the following EXCEPT
using over-the-counter medications to treat illness such as sudden high fever or recurrent vomiting.
Communicating with health care providers can be improved by all of the following EXCEPT
relying on your health care provider for all information about your condition and possible treatments.
The primary difference between a board certified and board eligible physician is
a board certified physician has demonstrated competency in their area.
In a clinical trial for a new pain medication, if you were given an inactive substance instead of the actual drug but after taking it, your headache improved, this resulted from the
a placebo effect.
Which of the following symptoms probably would not require professional medical advice?
You develop a low grade fever and sore throat.
You should consult a physician
for relaxation techniques.
When choosing a health care provider, you should examine
All of these
All of the following statements are true about traditional Western medical practice EXCEPT
All treatments have had the benefit of extensive clinical trials.
Which of the following health professionals is least likely to be a primary health care provider?
Your right eye has become very red and swollen and you suspect a possible infection. With whom should you make an appointment for treatment?
Both performs eye exams and fits individuals for glasses.
The primary care practitioner in your school's health clinic has a master's degree and is authorized to perform exams, conduct diagnostic tests, and in some states may also prescribe medications. He or she is a
Both can offer treatment and write prescriptions only when supervised by a physician and are licensed by state boards of medicine.
The majority of health care dollars in the United States is spent on
Based on the percentage of gross domestic product (GDP), the United States spends more on healthcare than
All of these
Originally health insurance only covered major medical expenses. This type of coverage failed to
All of these
Approximately how many Americans are currently uninsured?
More than 30 million
Which of the following is true with respect to the population of underinsured in the United States?
Young adults are more likely to be underinsured than older adults.
A set fee that an insurance plan requires that patients pay at the time of service (per office visit or prescription) is the.
Your father was laid off six months ago but recently started a new job. He was able to keep his health insurance during the transition through
If you have moved to a new town and want to find a physician you can see for annual wellness exams and the treatment of routine ailments, you are seeking a(n)
primary care practitioner.
You are concerned about the ever-increasing costs of health care, so you try to do all of the following EXCEPT
use the emergency room for your routine health care.
Access to health care can be limited by
All of these
A measurement of care quality used by many health care payers is based on which criteria?
All patients have the legal right to refuse treatment.
Allopathic medicine is based on scientifically validated methods and procedures.
A patient is entitled to have access to all of their medical records.
People without health care coverage increase health care costs when they wait until a condition becomes more serious before seeking medical attention.
Waiting periods are illegal when getting a new health insurance plan.
All physicians must accept Medicare patients.
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