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Test BankThe questions in this section vary considerably in difficulty. For this reason, andbecause the amount of detailed information in this edition ofConsumer Healthis verylarge, it may be appropriate to reserve some questions for open-book tests.Chapter 1. The Health MarketplaceTrue-FalseT1.Consumer health refers to the economic aspects of health over whichindividuals have direct control.2.Health information found in the news media is frequently inaccurate and
misleading.3.Health hucksters often use pseudoscientific approaches to mislead
consumers and to misrepresent products and services.4.Quackeryis definable as the promotion of a false or unproven method for
profit.5.Advertisers often persuade people to purchase and use health products that
have little or no value.6.Many Americans use “alternative” health methods.
7.The intelligent health consumer is appropriately skeptical of advertising
claims, statements by talk-show guests, and “breakthroughs” reported inthe news media.8.Caveat emptormeans “Let the buyer beware.”
9.Librarians at most libraries can obtain books and article reprints through
the interlibrary loan process.10.The primary goal of the mass media is public education.
11.Few well-educated individuals are victimized by quackery.
12.Vitamin supplements make people more energetic.
13.Almost all consumers are sufficiently informed to exercise freedom of
choice in the purchase of health products and services.14.Most nursing homes in the United States offer high-quality care.
15.People who have severe chronic illnesses are seldom susceptible to
promises of cures by nonscientific health practitioners.16.Consumer protection in the health marketplace is very effective.
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Multiple Choicea17.Of the following, which is the major function of the mass media?18.All the following are buzzwords commonly used by promoters of quackery
except:a.holistic.b.alternative.c.standard.d.natural.e.organically grown.
a19.Physicians have most often been criticized for:
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