Flashcards in Health Care Systems Deck (26)
Hospitals are classified general, specialty, or government, depending on the sources of income.
The term clinic can refer to a group of medical or dental doctors who share a facility.
National Institutes of Health (NIT) is an international agency sponsored by the United Nations.
CDC, Center for Disease Control is concerned with the causes, spread, and control of diseases.
Voluntary/Nonprofit agencies are supported by donations, membership fees, federal, or state grants.
Insurance plans vary in the amount of payment and the type of services covered.
Managed care is a concept that had developed in response to rising health care costs.
Medicare is an assistance for those with low incomes or physically disabled or blind.
Tricare is a government program that provides health care for all military members.
Organizational structure indicates areas of responsibility and leads to efficient operation.
In a PPO, insured people are restricted to using specific hospitals or doctors.
Deductibles are the money taken from a bill by a health care agency if someone had insurance.
Medical centers at universities may give free treatment and care to provide a learning experience.
DRGs are one way Congress is trying to control costs for insurances such as Medicare/Medicaid.
Assisted or independent-living facilities are associated w/ nursing homes or extended care.
Every patient has the right to choose or refuse any type of health care.
Performs special diagnostic tests
Provides assistance and care for elderly patients.
Long-term care facilities
Provides care for accidents or sudden illnesses
Emergency care services
Located in large companies or industries
Provides care for teeth and dental disease
Provides guidance, counseling, and chemical abuse treatment centers
Mental health facility
Provides care for individuals w/ physical or mental handicaps to allow maximum self-care
Provides a variety of services in patient's home
Provides care for the terminally ill