Flashcards in EH1 Deck (28):
To honor the patient's right to make their own decision
To help a patient advance his/her own good
To do no harm
To be fair and treat like cases alike
In the evolution of medicine, what does this statement refer to? "The conception of natural causation (of disease)... marks the most epochal advance in intellectual experience".
The theory of the four humors
An "asymptomatic disease" is
A disease without illness being expressed by the patient
Patient-centered interview comprises
An exploration of the agenda of both the health professional and the patient, and integrating the two
What are the three common features of professional disciplines
1. Community/individual orientation rather than self interest
2. setting and maintaining standards of competence and integrity
3. Providers of expert knowledge to society
Out of pocket costs is...
the difference between the Medicare benefit and what your doctor charges you
Schedule fee is...
a fee for service set by the Australian Government
Recommended fee is...
suggest fees set by the AMA as a guide for doctors
Gap amount is...
the difference between the Medicare benefit and he schedule fee
The medicare levy is...
2% of taxable income
where a doctor accepts the Medicare Benefit as full payment
As a public patient in a public hospital, how much of the costs associated with your medical services and hospital accommodation is covered by the government?
In order to increase the take up of private health insurance, people on higher incomes (without insurance) pay more for Medicare through their taxes. What is this initiative called?
The medicare levy surcharge
What is a Community Health Organisation?
- organisation working in any health related field
- range of funding sources
- from grassroots to large organisations
- not to be confused with "community health"
What are the roles of CHO in the health system?
-Education and Awareness
What are the 5 action areas of the Ottawa Charter?
- Re orientate health services
- Build healthy public policy
- Develop personal skills
- Strengthen community action
- Create supportive enviornments
Interprofessional teamwork in health care is becoming increasingly important mainly because of...
Workforce shortage and maldistribution
asking another health professional to provide care on your behalf while you retain over all responsibility for the patient's care
The process of transferring all responsibility to another health care professional
What is non-verbal communication?
Bodily actions and vocal qualities, physical space and appearance
What is the odds ratio?
odds that a case was exposed / odds that a control was exposed
What is absolute risk?
is the percentage of actually developing a disease over a period of time
What is relative risk and how is it calculated?
is the ratio of influence
incidence of disease in those exposed / incidence of disease in those not exposed
What is prevalence and how is it calculated?
looks at the number of existing cases
total number of case/ total population