Cover Title: Essentials of the U.S. ealth Care System
Cover Quiz

Please read each question and select your answer from the choices provided. You must complete all of the questions in order to view your results. At the end of each exam, you have the option to e-mail your results to your instructor.


1:  The U.S. health care delivery system is complex and massive.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

2:  Which one of these choices is not a characteristic of managed care?
A: seeks to achieve efficiency by integrating the basic functions of health care delivery
B: employs mechanisms to control utilization of medical services
C: manages to take care of those only in financial need
D: determines the price at which the services are purchased and how much providers get paid

3:  The financing of a managed care organization is based on
A: bank loans
B: international taxes
C: capitation
D: hospitals' net profits

4:  Medicare is a government program for the
A: elderly
B: children
C: teenagers
D: young adults

5:  Why is the US health care market considered to be "imperfect"?
A: prices are determined by health plans rather than the interaction of the forces of supply and demand
B: medical mistakes have been growing exponentially
C: there is no universal health care
D: malpractice rates are on the rise

6:  Managed care is the most dominant health care delivery system in the US today.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

7:  What is the main role of the government in the US health delivery system?
A: To eliminate competition
B: To be the major financier of health care delivery through Medicare and Medicaid programs
C: To regulate all private and public programs
D: To only aid private hospital corporations

8:  In a socialized health insurance system, health care is financed through
A: tax dollars
B: government-mandated contributions by employers and employees
C: employers only
D: private companies

9:  In a free market, ______ and ______ act independently.
A: buyers and consumers
B: providers and government
C: buyers and providers
D: providers and private companies

10:  The national health care model for Germany, Israel and Japan is the national health system.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

11:  The social justice emphasizes
A: the well-being of the community over that of the individual
B: the individual over the community
C: the government over the individual
D: the individual over the government

12:  Medicaid is a government program for the
A: elderly
B: poor
C: young adults
D: rich

13:  Which party does not act as a the key players in the US health services system?
A: large employers
B: government
C: physicians
D: poor

14:  What is the primary reason for employers to purchase insurance plans to provide health benefits to their employees?
A: employers are forced by the government to provide insurance to every single worker
B: employers have a lot of money and want to help their employees
C: Due to the fact that the U.S. does not have a universal health care system, employers purchase health insurance plans as a fringe benefit for their employees.
D: They can make their workers work longer hours.

15:  The tax-supported national health care program in a national health insurance system is financed by private providers rather than the government.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

16:  National health insurance is
A: a tax-supported mechanism in which the employers guarantee basic package of health services to all citizens
B: a tax-supported mechanism in which the government guarantees basic package of health services to all citizens
C: a tax-supported mechanism in which the employees guarantee basic package of health services to all citizens
D: a tax-supported mechanism in which only the uninsured are guaranteed basic package of health services

17:  Over the last decade, the hallmark of the US health care industry has been
A: organizational integration to form integrated delivery systems or networks
B: systems working independently
C: lower health expenditures
D: decrease in technological advancements

18:  America's safety net is for
A: the nation's richest who want to invest money
B: the nation's vulnerable populations
C: private corporations
D: doctors

19:  Capitation is a payment mechanism in which all health care services are included under one set fee per covered individual.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

20:  The military medical care system is _______ to active military personnel of the
A: not free
B: free
C: partially free
D: inaccessible

21:  Vulnerable populations does not include
A: poor
B: uninsured
C: minority status
D: insured employees

22:  Growth in science and technology
A: hinders medical progress
B: creates demand for new services
C: makes financing of such sophisticated care cheaper
D: is available to everyone

23:  The U.S. health care system is based on the social justice principle.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

24:  The United States spend more than any other developed country on health care, and costs have
A: continued to rise
B: stay the same
C: fallen
D: begun to rise then fall

25:  Health care managers are needed to
A: treat patients
B: manage and coordinate various types of health care services
C: donate money to the hospital
D: manage only outpatient care

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