Pols 403 Self-test Quiz: Final Exam Better Medicine Text

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Pols 403 Self-test Quiz: Final Exam Better Medicine Text

These are questions from the Better Medicine textbook that are required readings from after the midterm to the final exam.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Watson argues that Medicare in Canada will privatize itself by stealth until a “tipping point” occurs and Canadians see the need for changes. This description sounds like:
    • A. 

      Technocracy

    • B. 

      Marxism

    • C. 

      Classical liberalism

    • D. 

      Pluralism

  • 2. 
    In part, Baxter maintains that the aging population is not a big crisis because:
    • A. 

      New drugs will counteract costs associated with an aging population

    • B. 

      Very few will reach the highest life expectancies that require the most health care

    • C. 

      Canada’s birth rate is slowly increasing

    • D. 

      The pluralist method of the public policy process is being rigorously applied

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    Zitner and Crowley feel that:
    • A. 

      Efforts to reform Medicare are hindered by too much information

    • B. 

      Efforts to reform Medicare are hindered by a lack of information

    • C. 

      Collection of personal patient information such cannot be accomplished without major privacy breaches

    • D. 

      There is no statistical evidence demonstrating that more information leads to better health administration

  • 4. 
    Seeman suggests that waiting lists are used to ration health care. If so, what Canada Health Act principle may be being compromised?
    • A. 

      Portability

    • B. 

      Universality

    • C. 

      Public administration

    • D. 

      Accessibility

    • E. 

      Comprehensiveness

  • 5. 
    Seeman considers medical technology in health care as:
    • A. 

      Not as preferable to traditional medicine

    • B. 

      Not as important as information technology

    • C. 

      Expensive, but necessary

    • D. 

      Being relatively well available to patients in Canada

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    Henderson reviews what he sees as some myths Canadians believe about the health care system in the U.S.A. In short, he thinks we largely think that:
    • A. 

      U.S. health care is overly reform liberal

    • B. 

      U.S. health care is dependent upon pluralist inputs

    • C. 

      U.S. health care is suffering from the lack of a technocratic class in a rugged individualist society

    • D. 

      U.S. health care is overly classical liberal

    • E. 

      None of the above

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