9781284079937_SLID_CH19 - Chapter 19 Making Decisions About...

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Chapter 19 Making Decisions About Health Care
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Making Decisions About Health Care Learning Objectives 1. Describe what you need to know to be an intelligent healthcare consumer. 2. Discuss the roles of several kinds of healthcare providers. 3. Compare the four main kinds of private health insurance available in the United States.
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Making Decisions About Health Care Learning Objectives (continued) 4. Discuss several reasons why healthcare costs have risen so dramatically in the United States in recent years. 5. Explain which populations are served by Medicare and Medicaid. 6. Compare health care and health insurance in Canada and the United States. 7. Discuss some of the problems with the quality of U.S. health care and frequency of medical errors.
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Making Decisions About Health Care Learning Objectives (continued) 8. Discuss the disparities of medical care based on patient sex, race, and ethnicity. 9. Compare the pros and cons of organ transplants for donors and recipients. 10. List five kinds of cosmetic surgeries that are commonly performed.
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Making Decisions About Health Care Being a Wise Healthcare Consumer Choosing a Healthcare Provider Seeing the Doctor Hospitals Understanding Health Insurance How the Federal Government Supports Health Care Healthcare Costs Personalized Medicine Cosmetic Surgery
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Being a Wise Healthcare Consumer Behaviors that help protect you from health fraud and unnecessary medical procedures: Be well informed and know how to make healthy decisions. Seek reliable sources of information. Be skeptical about health information appearing in the news media or in advertising. Be wary of unlicensed practitioners.
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Being a Wise Healthcare Consumer Behaviors that help protect you (continued): Select practitioners with great care and ask questions about fees, diagnoses, treatments, and alternative treatments. Report healthcare fraud to the appropriate authorities.
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Being a Wise Healthcare Consumer Three Principles of Being a Wise Consumer 1. Partner with your healthcare provider. 2. Share in healthcare decision making. 3. Become skilled at obtaining health care.
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Being a Wise Healthcare Consumer Three Principles of Being a Wise Consumer (continued) 1. Partner with your healthcare provider. Physicians are required to discuss benefits, risks, and costs of appropriate treatments and alternatives. Manage minor health problems, observe, and record symptoms to share with your doctor.
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Being a Wise Healthcare Consumer Three Principles of Being a Wise Consumer (continued) 2. Share in healthcare decision making. Participate actively in every medical decision. Let your doctor know what you want. Do your own research.
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  • Fall '15
  • Newton
  • healthcare costs

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