Pols 403 Self-test Quiz: General Questions Final Exam

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Pols 403 Self-test Quiz: General Questions Final Exam

These questions are from after the midterm until the final exam. Hopefully they will help you prepare for the final exam. The final exam is not multiple choice, but short answer, however!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In Canada, the “drug pricing regime”:
    • A. 

      Is overseen by an international organization known as the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board

    • B. 

      Is not a provincial government responsibility

    • C. 

      Allows drug prices to rise based on inflation

    • D. 

      Permits direct-to-consumer advertising as a means to inform consumers about drug safety

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    Which federal political party promised to help establish care guarantees for wait lists, in 2006?
    • A. 

      NDP

    • B. 

      Liberal

    • C. 

      Conservative

    • D. 

      Green

    • E. 

      Bloc Quebecois

  • 3. 
    In 2006, provincial health ministers recommended basing drug costs on a citizen’s ability to pay. When a maximum amount is reached, further drug costs would be paid by the federal government. This is similar to:
    • A. 

      The Patented Medicine Review Prices Board efforts

    • B. 

      Reference-based pricing

    • C. 

      BC’s Fair Pharmacare

    • D. 

      Generic substitution

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    Provincial governments have attempted to reduce waiting times through:
    • A. 

      Sharing information and data with other provinces

    • B. 

      Banning private clinics

    • C. 

      Schedule guarantees

    • D. 

      Medical savings accounts

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    A major obstacle to establishing a national drug plan in Canada might be:
    • A. 

      Interprovincial trade agreements

    • B. 

      Opposition from the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board

    • C. 

      Federalism

    • D. 

      Opposition from the poorer provinces

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    Generic substitution of drugs involves _____________ while reference-based pricing of drugs involves ____________.
    • A. 

      Drugs copied from patented ones; choosing the brand name drug only

    • B. 

      Substitution for a no-name drug; drugs copied from patented ones

    • C. 

      Choosing the brand name drug only; substitution for a different drug

    • D. 

      Covering no-name drugs; substitution of a similar drug

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    A patent for a drug:
    • A. 

      Allows generic drugs to more easily come on the market

    • B. 

      Discourages pharmaceutical companies from investing in further research

    • C. 

      Allows multiple pharmaceutical companies to manufacture the same drug

    • D. 

      Prevents unsafe drugs from coming on to the market

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    Millions of poor Americans receive their health care coverage from:
    • A. 

      Medicare

    • B. 

      Medicaid

    • C. 

      Their employment benefits package

    • D. 

      Their purchase of private insurance

    • E. 

      Obama

  • 9. 
    What Canada Health Act principle(s) may be considered as being compromised by delisting?
    • A. 

      Sustainability

    • B. 

      Universality

    • C. 

      Public administration

    • D. 

      Accessibility and comprehensiveness

    • E. 

      None

  • 10. 
    Which factors are said to be contributing to a health care system sustainability problem given Canada’s aging population:
    • A. 

      Immigration, mortality rates, the BC Family Bonus and other tax measures

    • B. 

      Over the counter drug availability, fertility rates and migration

    • C. 

      Reduced incidence of chronic ailments, migration and immigration patterns

    • D. 

      Mortality rates, fertility rates, drugs, migration and immigration

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    Positions suggesting that an aging population is a coming major health care crisis in Canada:
    • A. 

      Erroneously treat all senior citizens as alike given their economic and health status

    • B. 

      Precipitated the convening of a First Ministers’ Conference on Aging, in 2004

    • C. 

      Was first trumpeted as a problem by Roy Romanow in his report

    • D. 

      Inevitably lead to the corresponding recommendation/solution of a national drug agency for all of Canada, to address the matter

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 12. 
    Canada and the United States share this in common when it comes to their health care systems
    • A. 

      Both have by and large, a private health care system

    • B. 

      Their mutual continuing tradition of support for limited government

    • C. 

      Technocratic decision making and planning

    • D. 

      A reliance on international sources for funding

    • E. 

      That there is no one real national program

  • 13. 
    Which of the following “provisos” take the edge off of the common assumption that so many millions of Americans are without health insurance in the United States?
    • A. 

      Cyclical employment

    • B. 

      Charity

    • C. 

      Personal choices

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      The first and second responses only

  • 14. 
    An obstacle for reform of the public health care system of the United States by the Democratic Party in 2009/2010 includes all of the following EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Republican opposition

    • B. 

      The nature of U.S. presidential system

    • C. 

      Some opposition from Democrats

    • D. 

      Abortion

    • E. 

      Presidential approval

  • 15. 
    Waiting times may be legally permitted in Canada:
    • A. 

      Since the accessibility principle of the Canada Health Act is tempered by the term “reasonable”

    • B. 

      Given Canada’s constitutional division of powers

    • C. 

      Because it is difficult for governments to meet all pluralist demands at any given time

    • D. 

      As a means to deter individuals needing care from seeking it

    • E. 

      All of the above

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