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Test Bank The questions in this section vary considerably in difficulty. For this reason, and because the amount of detailed information in this edition of Consumer Health is very large, it may be appropriate to reserve some questions for open-book tests. Chapter 1. The Health Marketplace True-False T 1. Consumer health refers to the economic aspects of health over which individuals have direct control. T 2. Health information found in the news media is frequently inaccurate and misleading. T 3. Health hucksters often use pseudoscientific approaches to mislead consumers and to misrepresent products and services. T 4. Quackery is definable as the promotion of a false or unproven method for profit. T 5. Advertisers often persuade people to purchase and use health products that have little or no value. T 6. Many Americans use “alternative” health methods. T 7. The intelligent health consumer is appropriately skeptical of advertising claims, statements by talk-show guests, and “breakthroughs” reported in the news media. T 8. Caveat emptor means “Let the buyer beware.” T 9. Librarians at most libraries can obtain books and article reprints through the interlibrary loan process. F 10. The primary goal of the mass media is public education. F 11. Few well-educated individuals are victimized by quackery. F 12. Vitamin supplements make people more energetic. F 13. Almost all consumers are sufficiently informed to exercise freedom of choice in the purchase of health products and services. F 14. Most nursing homes in the United States offer high-quality care. F 15. People who have severe chronic illnesses are seldom susceptible to promises of cures by nonscientific health practitioners. F 16. Consumer protection in the health marketplace is very effective. 1
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a 17. Of the following, which is the major function of the mass media? a. Entertainment b. Uncovering health frauds c. Teaching people to be better consumers d. Promoting science c 18. All the following are buzzwords commonly used by promoters of quackery except: a. holistic. b. alternative. c. standard. d. natural. e. organically grown. a 19. Physicians have most often been criticized for: a. performing unnecessary surgery. b. overemphasizing education about disease prevention. c. use of too few drugs. d. use of too few laboratory tests. b 20. Health costs constitute what percentage of the US Gross Domestic Product? a. About 5% b. About 13.5% c. About 18% d. About twice the rate of inflation b 21. In 1994, about how many Americans had no health insurance coverage? a. 10 million b. 44 million c. 85 million d. No data are available. e. None of the above e 22. Which of the following has been a major problem in the health marketplace? a.
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