HSA 515 Week 5 Midterm Exam Part 1 and 2

1.      The
first psychiatric hospital founded in the U.S. was located in

2.      The
inventor of the electrocardiograph, which marked the beginning of medicine in
the 20th century

3.      The
first hospital where anesthesia was first publicly demonstrated in 1846, was
conducted at

4.      __________
is the first state to begin a court room battle with national health insurance.

5.      The
American College of Surgeons was founded in 1913 under the leadership of

6.      Although
_______________ did not invent the first microscope, he was able to perfect it

7.      The
writings of Hippocrates were preserved by

8.      A
dentist who developed sulfuric ether and arranged for the first hospital
operation under anesthesia

9.      Two
of the significant influences in the development o surgical procedures

10.  One
of the main duties of the legislative branch of government is to

11.  Body
of law consisting of principles derived from judicial decisions

12.  The
U.S. Supreme Court consists of

13.  Federally
sponsored health insurance program for persons over 65 years of age and certain
disabled persons

14.  The
federal agency responsible for administering Medicare and Medicaid programs

15.  Laws
governing relationships between people

16.  Function
of the judicial branch of government

17.  A
general rule of conduct enforced by government

18.  The
commission or omission of an act, as judged against the actions of a
hypothetical “reasonably prudent person” is

19.  Medical
malpractice is negligence committed by a

20.  Defense
against recovery in a products liability case is

21.  Answer

22.  The
reckless disregard for the safety of another is known as

23.  A
defense in a case where the patient uses a product in a manner in which it was
not intended to be used

24.  The
spoken form of defamation is

25.  Touching
a person without their consent

26.  Wrongfully
accusing someone of committing a crime

27.  The
elderly are especially vulnerable to abuse and neglect in a health care
setting. In light of witnessing a dramatic increase in the numbers of abuse
cases, especially in nursing homes, this Act was passed.

28.  Offense
generally punishable by less than one year in jail and/or a fine

29.  To
fight health care fraud in both the public and private sectors, Congress passed
into law

30.  The
Office of Inspector General, established in the Department of Health and Human
Services in 1976, investigates cases of

31.  After
a person on life support has suffered cardiopulmonary arrest, the physician is
not required to continue to use life support equipment if it’s futile because
there is

32.  Conferencing
a case in an attempt to avoid a trial and reach an acceptable conclusion to the

33.  When
a party to a contract has breached the contract and refuses to or cannot
perform, the general rule is that the law will attempt to

34.  An
agreement between an employee and employer that specifies the terms of a
contract is

35.  Ordinarily,
substantial performance by one party to a contract will obligate the other

36.  The
ever-increasing number of alternative healthcare delivery systems has resulted

37.  An
agent who a third person believes is acting on behalf of the principal is
referred to as

38.  The
ability of a corporation to enter into contracts is limited by

39.  In a
civil suit, the burden of proving a case lies with the

40.  Questions
of law are decided by the

41.  The
legal doctrine that shifts the burden of proof from the plaintiff to the

42.  A
motion that asks a court to rule that there are no facts in dispute and that
the rights of the parties can be determined as a matter of law, on the basis of
submitted documents, without the need for a trial

43.  Comparative
negligence generally requires that damages among multiple defendants be divided

44.  The
common law doctrine that holds a physician, for example, responsible for the
acts of a nurse in the operating room when the physician directs the nurse to
perform a particular medical act in the operating room and the nurse then
performs it negligently and consequently injures the patient

45.  As
far as a duty to care is concerned, a corporation is treated

46.  Describe
how healthcare providers should structure financial arrangements in order to be
exempt from prosecution by the Department of Justice and the FTC

47.  A
situation in which a board member or a firm with which he or she is associated
may benefit or lose from the passage of a proposed board action could be

48.  Dependence
on government funding and related programs (e.g., Medicare, Medicaid, and Blue
Cross) and the continuous shrinkage occurring in such revenues have forced
hospitals to

49.  A
committee of the governing body responsible for reviewing and overseeing the
financial affairs of the organization

50.  An
informal committee of the governing body consisting of an equal number of
representatives from both the executive committees of the governing body and
medical staff

51.  The
doctrine of respondeat superior is analogous to

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