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Test BankThe questions in this section vary considerably in difficulty. For this reason, and because the amount of detailed information in this edition of Consumer Healthis very large, 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 which individuals have direct control.T2.Health information found in the news media is frequently inaccurate and misleading.T3.Health hucksters often use pseudoscientific approaches to mislead consumers and to misrepresent products and services. T4.Quackeryis definable as the promotion of a false or unproven method for profit.T5.Advertisers often persuade people to purchase and use health products that have little or no value.T6.Many Americans use “alternative” health methods.T7.The intelligent health consumer is appropriately skeptical of advertising claims, statements by talk-show guests, and “breakthroughs” reported in the news media.T8.Caveat emptor means “Let the buyer beware.”T9.Librarians at most libraries can obtain books and article reprints through the interlibrary loan process.F10.The primary goal of the mass media is public education.F11.Few well-educated individuals are victimized by quackery.F12.Vitamin supplements make people more energetic.F13.Almost all consumers are sufficiently informed to exercise freedom of choice in the purchase of health products and services.F14.Most nursing homes in the United States offer high-quality care.F15.People who have severe chronic illnesses are seldom susceptible to promises of cures by nonscientific health practitioners.F16.Consumer protection in the health marketplace is very effective.1
Multiple Choicea17.Of the following, which is the major function of the mass media?c18.All the following are buzzwords commonly used by promoters of quackery except:a19.Physicians have most often been criticized for:b

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