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Chronic Disease, Public Health, Medicare

The key terms of this Healthcare & Nursing course include Chronic Disease, Treatment, Public Health, Medicare.

Which of the following has increased the prevalence of chronic and degenerative diseases?

Increased number of elderly

In 2014, what infectious agent was responsible for the largest epidemic in history and was spread to the United States by healthcare workers employed in West Africa?

Ebola virus

Treatment of chronic conditions in the elderly accounts for what portion of the total healthcare costs in the United States?


Which of the following was the most important factor in the decline of mortality in the 20th century?

improvements inn essential hygiene

True or False? More aggressive and invasive testing improves health by protecting against disease, lessening the impact of disease, or detecting disease at an early stage when it is easier to treat.


Which of the following are examples of service categories within the healthcare industry?

preventive services, therapeutic services, diagnostic services

What is the function of the National Institutes of Health?

to develop wellness programs in public and private schools

Which of these government-funded programs is intended to provide individual healthcare services for the elderly population?


Which one of these statements is correct?

the emphasis in public health is on prevention inn contrast to medical care, which emphasizes treatment of disease

Public health at the city and state level now include some important functions such as which of the following?

Licensing and accrediting health professionals, Setting standards for automobile safety devices, Supervising the quality of medical payment programs

Which of the following are examples of government funded health insurance programs?

medicare, medicaid, CHIP

In 2014, a total of 23% of the federal budget was spent on Medicaid and which of the following?


Which of these statements best describes “fee for service”?

The provider is financially rewarded for volume.

In 2015 Medicaid provided coverage to 1 in 5 Americans, which makes it the nation’s largest public health insurance program.


The first pre-payment plan to cover physician services was Medicare.