Ch 30: Consumer Awareness of Health Care

About This Chapter

Watch online video lessons and learn about physical exams, types of health insurance, over-the-counter medications and more. Take the quizzes that follow each lesson to test your progress.

Consumer Awareness of Health Care - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

In this chapter, the instructor gives you an overview of the U.S. health care system and shows you how to be a knowledgeable health services consumer. Use the lessons to explore topics ranging from the purposes of a physical exam to the safety of over-the-counter medications. You can also explore the structure of the health care system alongside the roles of insurers. By this chapter's end, you should be able to:

  • Identify the different types of health care plans and providers
  • Discuss issues facing the U.S. health care system
  • Make informed decisions about your health care

Video Objectives
Making Health Care Decisions: Factors, Choices & Criteria Identify criteria to consider when choosing health care.
Your Physical Exam: Purpose & Major Components Learn the components of a physical exam and explore their purposes.
The U.S. Health Care System: Description, Structure, Cost, Quality & Access Examine changes in structure to the U.S. health care system and survey the different types of insurance. Explore some of the issues related to health care access, cost and quality.
Health Insurance and Health Care: Overview, Roles & Regulations Discuss the role health insurers play in providing health care.
GRAS & GRAE: Safety & Efficacy of Over-the-Counter (OTC) Medications Learn what GRAS and GRAE stand for and find out how a drug becomes an over-the-counter medication.
Medicare and Medicaid: Definitions & Functions Examine the roles of Medicare and Medicaid in providing insurance to U.S. citizens.

6 Lessons in Chapter 30: Consumer Awareness of Health Care
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Making Health Care Decisions: Factors, Choices & Criteria

1. Making Health Care Decisions: Factors, Choices & Criteria

Making decisions relating to your healthcare may be a daunting challenge. This lesson will explore where you can turn to for more information and which types of information are best avoided.

Your Physical Exam: Purpose & Major Components

2. Your Physical Exam: Purpose & Major Components

The physical exam is one of the most important tools at your doctor's disposal. Find out why, as well as what the major components of this critical test actually are.

The U.S. Health Care System: Description, Structure, Cost, Quality & Access

3. The U.S. Health Care System: Description, Structure, Cost, Quality & Access

This lesson will explore the issues associated with the costs and quality of health care access, as well as what HMOs, PPOs, POS, HSAs, Medicare, and Medicaid are.

Health Insurance and Health Care: Overview, Roles & Regulations

4. Health Insurance and Health Care: Overview, Roles & Regulations

This lesson will explain the major aspects of health insurance and its role in your health care costs. We will discuss premiums, deductibles, coinsurance, copays, and more!

GRAS & GRAE: Safety & Efficacy of Over-the-Counter (OTC) Medications

5. GRAS & GRAE: Safety & Efficacy of Over-the-Counter (OTC) Medications

This lesson will explain what the term 'generally recognized as safe and effective' (GRASE, GRAS/E, GRASE/GRAE) means and how that is determined. We will also discuss over-the-counter medication approval.

Medicare and Medicaid: Definitions & Functions

6. Medicare and Medicaid: Definitions & Functions

This lesson will teach and define what Medicare and Medicaid are, what they are for, what they provide, and for whom they were established for. We'll also cover the four main parts of Medicare.

Chapter Practice Exam
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