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What are factors the impede compliance?
• Complex regimens • Denial of Illness • Economics • Low level of subjective distress • Outside factors that make compliance difficult • Patient perception that make compliance difficult • Poor communication between provider and patient • Side effects that are significant for the patient • Treatment that is embarrassing or humiliating
What are factors that enhance compliance?
• Clear instruction that the patient can repeat back to the clinician • Family support • Good rapport between physician and patient • Increased level of distress • Increased time with physician • Simple regimens
Who are the role players in health prevention?
• Businesses • Clinicians • Communities • Individuals • Scientists
What are aspects that encompass "Quality of Life"?
• Aspiration • Beliefs • Culture • Health • Recreation • Rights • Values
What factors contribute to health disparities?
• Disability • Education • Ethnicity • Gender • Geographic location • Income • Race • Sexual orientation
What were the top 3 causes of death in 1900?
1. Pneumonia 2. Tuberculosis 3. Diarrhea & enteritis
What are the top 3 causes of death today?
1. Heart Disease 2. Cancer 3. Stroke
How many specific focus areas are there in Healthy People 2010 and give a few examples?
• 28 focus areas with 467 objectives • intervention to eliminate illnesses • improving access to quality health care • strengthening public health services • improving the availability and dissemination of health-related information
Determinant of health is influenced by what factors?
• Access to quality health care • Behavior and environmental factors • Health status • Individual biology and behaviors • Policies and interventions
What does NCCPA stand for?
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
How many CME must a PA-C log in?
100 CME every two years
Differentiate between Category I and Category II CMEs?
• Category I: Activity or provider is preapproved; sometimes involves direct patient care • Category II: any other education or self-learngin activity pursued outside employment (reading medical journals, post-grad work, precepting)
What are the requirements for the 100 CME hours?
• at least 50 category 1 hours (40 hrs must be clinical) • 80 of 100 hours must be clinical
What are the 2 ways to recertify?
• PANRE: 5 hour test • Pathway II: take-home exam, open book, with 6 weeks to complete