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Ch 1: Health Care History, Trends & Impact

About This Chapter

The short and engaging lessons in this chapter provide a comprehensive overview of health care's history, trends and impact. Test your knowledge of these topics by taking the multiple-choice quizzes with the lessons.

Health Care History, Trends & Impact - Chapter Summary

The resources in this chapter make it easy for you to fully grasp the history, trends and impact of health care. Review entertaining video lessons that explore the history of health care in the U.S., cultural differences in health care, the World Health Organization and more. After exploring this in-depth look at health care, you will be ready to:

  • Discuss the structure, cost and quality of the U.S. health care system
  • Describe the financing of health care in the United States
  • Share the policies of U.S. health care reform
  • Provide details about awareness, attitudes and prevention in health care
  • Identify and describe types of health care systems
  • Explain the federal government's role in public health information
  • List types of national health care organizations
  • Detail the impact of advances in health care technology

Enjoy the ability to review lessons any time, in any sequence and as many times as you'd like. Lessons are accessible from your computer, smartphone or tablet, making your learning experience even more convenient. Each lesson features a short quiz you can take to ensure you understand its concepts. A chapter exam is also available to assess your knowledge of topics covered in all the lessons.

11 Lessons in Chapter 1: Health Care History, Trends & Impact
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
The History of Health Care in the United States

1. The History of Health Care in the United States

The lesson will depict the history of the health care system in the United States and how it has evolved. It will address its various impacts on society as well.

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

2. 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 Care Financing in the United States

3. Health Care Financing in the United States

Both private and public insurance programs provide Americans with healthcare options, but require significant financial support and backing. Read this lesson to learn about the healthcare system, cost of coverage, and different means of financing the American healthcare system.

U.S. Health Care Reform: Definition & Policies

4. U.S. Health Care Reform: Definition & Policies

In this lesson, you will learn important definitions and policies that are currently driving healthcare reform. This is a hot topic that spans many spheres of government and the private sector, and is especially important for those looking for healthcare coverage. Let the journey begin!

Health Care: Awareness, Attitudes, & Prevention

5. Health Care: Awareness, Attitudes, & Prevention

During late life, health issues can become both more common and more serious. But health can be impacted by a person's attitudes and behaviors. In this lesson, we'll explore how prevention and attitude can play a role in older people's health.

Cultural Differences in Health Care

6. Cultural Differences in Health Care

Cultural differences can impact a healthcare provider's approach to care. Read this lesson to learn about characteristics of different cultures that require special consideration from healthcare providers.

Health Care Systems: Types & Concept

7. Health Care Systems: Types & Concept

In this lesson, we will take a look at the different types of health care systems and how they affect the lives and well-being of communities around the world.

The Federal Government's Role in Public Health Information

8. The Federal Government's Role in Public Health Information

Have you ever wondered where you can get accurate and readily-digestible information about your health, drug recalls, or the spread of the flu during winter? Well, many federal government agencies, such as the CDC, FDA and NIH, are responsible for this.

National Health Care Organizations: Definition & Types

9. National Health Care Organizations: Definition & Types

There are many national health care organizations hard at work to ensure the health and well-being of people in the United States. In this lesson, we will learn more about some of these organizations.

What is the World Health Organization? - Definition, History & Purpose

10. What is the World Health Organization? - Definition, History & Purpose

The World Health Organization is a group that focuses on global health issues. This lesson will cover its start at the United Nations, its purpose and progress so far, and its challenges in today's world.

Impact of Advances in Health Care Technology

11. Impact of Advances in Health Care Technology

From the rise of the personal computer to the use of surgical robotics, healthcare technology has changed dramatically. Read this lesson to learn more about how technological advances have made tremendous strides in terms of healthcare access, affordability, and overall patient care.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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