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Flashcards in Health Policy, Politics and Reform Deck (13):
1

what are policies

principles that govern an action to achieve an outcome, guidelines that direct ones behavior towards a specific goal

2

what is public health policy

decisions made in regards to the health of the individual AND the community

3

what are health policies

impact on the health of an individual, family, population or a community

4

policy making requires

effort, time and commitment

5

process of policy making

Set an Agenda
Policy Formulation
Policy Adoption
Policy Implementation
Policy Assessment
Policy Modification

6

the US healthcare system is a unique system of independent and collaborative power and action by federal and state governments. T or F

True

7

what is economics

study of how individuals, groups, organizations and society allocate and utilize resources

8

quality of care defined by IOM

degree to which health services for individuals and populations increase the likelihood of desired outcomes, consistent with current knowledge

9

quality of care looks at these factors (5)

safety
effectiveness
patient centeredness
timeliness
equality

10

community health agencies play an important role in providing access to care for

those who are undeserved (uninsured/low-income)

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equality in healthcare doesn't

vary due to gender, race, ethnicity, geographic location or socioeconomic status

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what is a priority for US policy makers

adoption of health information technology - so health records can be kept electronically to assist pt, provider, and insurers

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what is an EHR

electronic health record - digital version of health records to maintain health information