HSM541 Week 4 Midterm Exam (July 2019)

HSM 541 Health Services System

WEEK 4 Midterm Exam

Question 1(TCO A) Briefly discuss how characteristics of individuals or populations may influence utilization of health services. Discuss how these characteristics impact access, costs, and quality. Use an example to support your point(s).

Question 2(TCO D) Name a federal agency involved in U.S. healthcare. Identify its role in the system and detail how this agency impacts costs, quality, and access to healthcare in America.

Question 3(TCO D) Describe the characteristics and demographics of uninsured populations. Discuss the reasons why Americans are uninsured. List at least one option to curb the growing number of uninsured people.

Question 4(TCO C) How does competition among several hospitals impact a community? Identify at least two ways that competition would have a positive impact and two ways that it would have a negative impact on the community.

Question 5(TCO B) What are the factors that contribute to the ongoing nursing shortage in the United States? How does the nursing shortage impact the operations of hospitals and the delivery of care?