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98 Cards in this Set

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What is the term which describes health-care workers and institutions that make health-care services available to those who want or need them?
Health-Care Providers
What do the initials HMO stand for?
Health Maintenance Organization
What term describes methods designed to control the quality of health care as well as the cost of health care?
health-care regulation
What are the two major categories of ownership within the health-care system?
government and private
What term is used to denote "short-term' illness?
What federal program provides hospital and medical insurance protection for people over sixty-five years of age?
What federal and state program provides medical assistance for persons receiving public assistance?
What is the patient classification system set up by Medicare designed to help contain the cost of health care and reduce the burden on Medicare financing?
Diagnosis Related Groups
What person in the health care setting has the responsibility to recruit and interview applicants who wish to fill a position within his/her institution?
Director of Human Resources
A health care program for patients who are terminally ill is called what?
What health care employee is the business manager who supervises the business office and is responsible for the hospital finances?
What role does the medical transcriptionist play in the health care setting?
types medical dictation
What type of planning includes nursing home placement, home care planning, transportation, referrals to community resources and follow-up?
discharge planning
What are expenses incurred by hospitals in the treatment of patients?
hospital costs
What is the term for the twenty-four hour period of time during which hospital services are provided to a hospitalized patient?
hospital day
What outside influence has contributed to increased hospital costs such as increased wages, cost of supplies, and replacement of obsolete equipment?
What two major groups in society are most likely to have poor health?
elderly (any order)
Name three external funding sources used to help finance hospitals.
(Any order) private grants, government grants
long-term commercial borrowing
How are hospitals classified?
control of ownership and type of services rendered
What type of hospitals are controlled by the federal government?
(any order) Military, U.S. Public service
Veterans administration
What type of hospital operates for a profit?
Name the most common agency which provides evaluation and inspection of health care facilities.
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations
Name the founder of the hospice movement.
Cicely Saunders, M.D.
When did Congress approve coverage of hospice services under Medicare?
When was the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare established?
What is the current name of the previously established U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare?
Department of Health and Human Services
What federal program offers veterans certain medical care for a limited time following discharge from military service?
Veterans administration
What type of review deals with the evaluation of professional practice of an individual by practicing members of the same profession?
peer review
What type of review deals with the evaluation of patterns of health care provided to patients in a specific health care agency?
agency review
Which branch of the U.S. Public Health Services provides health care to Native Americans on the reservations?
Project Hope
What type of health care promotes good health and early diagnosis and prevention of disease through services provided by various members of the health care team?
Primary Health Care
What type of health care consists of the diagnosis and treatment that comes after a patient enters the health-care system?
High School Health Care
What type of care involves rehabilitation and restoration of an individual to maximum functioning potential following an acute illness?
Tertiary care
Who is responsible for the regulation and evaluation of the activities of hospitals?
State Departments of Health
What type of program is put in place to evaluate and improve the level of service to patients ensuring that at least minimally accepted levels of service are provided?
Quality Improvement
What federal government center is concerned with prevention and control of diseases?
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
What is one of the strongest social influences on health care today?
An aging population
What process illustrates the concept that a person's health status shifts back and forth during a lifetime?
Health Continuum
What term describes strategies to maintain or improve health?
health promotion
What facility provides care for individuals who need supportive training in order to care for themselves once again?
What facility offers health care for people that are acutely ill?
Name the facility that provides services for people who need care for a prolonged period of time
Long Term Care
Name the service that allows individuals to remain in their home and receive help from a care giver.
Home Health Care
Drug and alcohol treatment centers are examples of what type of health care facilities?
Behavioral Health Centers
What division of the health care institution is made up of individuals who direct the institution in the fulfillment of its stated mission and goals?
The group of people who have the education necessary to provide care to patients are called what?
Health Care Team
Which health care worker determines and secures supportive services such as home health care and financial referral?
Social Worker
What is the name given to centers that provide health care for employees of an industry or business, perform basic examinations, teach accident prevention, safety and provide emergency care?
Industrial Health Care Center
What is the name of the international health agency sponsored by the United Nations?
World Health Organization
The American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association and the American Red Cross are examples of what type of agencies?
Nonprofit agencies
With some insurance plans, after the patient has paid his or her deductible the patient is responsible for 20% of the balance due and the insurance company pays 80%. The 20% the patient pays is called what?
Name the health insurance plan that provides treatment for workers injured on the job.
Worker's Compensation
What is the term frequently used in health care to control the rising cost of health care?
cost containment
What structure shows lines of authority within a health care facility?
organizational chart
For which health care worker does OBRA require states to establish a training and competency evaluation program
Nurse Assistant
What is the largest and fastest growing industry in the United States?
health care
What is the name given to a group of providers who work together to lower costs by maintaining patients' health and standardizing their treatment?
Health Maintenance Organizations
What is the single largest cost of health care today?
What type of care provides hospital services at a much lower cost, because the patient does not stay overnight
What is the name of the service that provides emergency care for accidents and sudden illnesses, provide tests to check for speech, vision and hearing problems and promote health education for students?
school health services
Buying equipment and supplies in larger quantities at reduced prices is a means of controlling costs. This is called what?
mass or bulk purchasing (either answer)
More individuals are recognizing the importance of exercise, good nutrition, weight control, and healthy living habits. This has led to the development of what kind of centers?
Health Promotion
Workers who can perform a variety of competencies in a health care setting are called:
multi-skilled workers
What federal government office has been one of the most successful in changing health behavior?
Surgeon General
Government health services receives funding from what source?
The amount of money that must be paid by the patient before the insurance begins to pay is known as the:
Where is the home office of the World Health Organization located?
Geneva, Switzerland
What dreaded disease has the work of the World Health Organization been instrumental in completely eliminating throughout the world?
What are patient care facilities that deliver immediate, short-term health care such as hospitals and clinics called?
acute care facilities
What is the term used when referring to an individual receiving health care in an acute care facility?
What is the term used when referring to an individual receiving health care in a long-term care facility?
What is the term used when referring to an individual receiving home care or is paying someone for professional services?
What is a hospital that only provides health care for people who are mentally ill called?
Psychiatric hospital
What is a hospital that only provides health care for people with bone, joint or muscle disease or injury called?
Orthopedic hospital
What department in the hospital provides care for maternity patients and neonates?
What department in the hospital provides care for trauma victims or medical emergencies?
Emergency Department
What department in the hospital provides care for sick or injured children called?
What are supportive departments in the hospital that provide services needed in the patient care units called?
Ancillary departments
What department provides for the custodial cleaning needs of the hospital?
Environmental services
What department in the hospital provides meals for patients and nutritional education?
Dietary department
What department in the hospital maintains and repairs equipment?
Maintenance department
What department in the hospital assists patients in regaining control of their skeletal muscles?
physical therapy department
What department in the hospital assists patients in regaining control of small muscle action, for example, in the use of the hands?
occupational therapy department
What department in the hospital takes X-rays and uses other imaging equipment to diagnose and treat disease conditions?
Radiology Department
What health care team member gives orders for medications and treatments, as well as makes medical diagnosis?
What health care team member is responsible for all aspects of operation of the health care facility including the delivery of proper client care?
What member of the nursing team must complete a two, three or four, year nursing program and pass a licensure examination administered by the State Board of Nursing?
Registered Nurse
What member of the nursing team must complete a 9-18 month training program and pass a licensure examination administered by the State Board of Nursing?
Licensed Practical Nurse
Who was the founder and first president of the American Dental Assistants Organization?
Juliette Southard
Who sets the specifications and standards for dental materials?
American Dental Association
What is the branch of the American Medical Association that accredits allied health programs?
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
What is the term for an individual who is commonly known as a foot doctor?
What program was developed by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing to serve as a guide for individual programs to register and credential nurse assistants?
Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation Program (NACEP)
What does the acronym CHAMPUS stand for?
Civilian Health and Medical Programs for the Uniform Services
What is the name of a facility that performs special diagnostic tests such as blood or urine tests?
Medical Laboratory
Where are dentures and many other devices used to repair or replace teeth made?
Dental Laboratories
What is the title of the person who plans and conducts group and individual activities within a long-term care facility?
Activities Director
The governing body of a health care facility is called the what?
Board of Trustees