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1. How is tobacco use monitored in the United States?
A. The National Health Interview Survey
B. Sales of tobacco products
C. Random samples of the population
D. Applications of social theory and assessment
2. Which of the following broad functions would NOT be a typical area of responsibility for a state health agency?
A. Disease and disability prevention
B. Health protection
C. Health promotion
D. Health legislation
3. The key objective of leadership is which of the following?
B. Directing projects
C. Accomplishing goals
D. Having followers
4. Standardizing data collection on various aspects of primary care offers particular value. Which of the following is not a value of standardizing data collection on various aspects of primary care? The:
A. power of a given test would be greatly enhanced.
B. efficacy of a given screening strategy would be clearer.
C. effectiveness and patient acceptance of a treatment would be known.
D. efficiency for detecting the spread of infectious diseases is increased.
5. Which of the following is NOT the role of public health surveillance in chronic disease control?
A. Surveillance is used to monitor changes over time.
B. Surveillance is a system of related actions, ranging from recognizing the magnitude of a
chronic disease in a population to analyzing and interpreting the data for use in
C. Surveillance recruits and trains public health staff on surveillance techniques.
D. Surveillance must be comprehensive, systematic, and dynamic in order to help identify
factors that cause disease.
6. Short-term liquidity results that would cause an analyst the most concern are:
A. an increase in the inventory conversion cycle and a decrease in the net cash conversion
B. a decrease in the inventory conversion cycle and an increase in the net cash conversion
C. a decrease in the inventory conversion and net cash conversion cycles.
D. an increase in the inventory conversion and net cash conversion cycles.
7. Domestic Co. establishes Foreign Subsidiary Co. at the beginning of the current reporting year. The primary analytical consideration resulting from this business decision is the:
A. establishment of a separate legal entity.
B. additional financial statements produced by the newly created entity.
C. creation of more detailed segment disclosures.
D. reporting of Domestic Co.?s financial statements on a consolidated basis.
8. An analyst would be most concerned with a business that pays dividends if it is in its:
A. emerging stage with little earnings history.
B. mature stage with earnings equal to the industry?s average.
C. final period of decline.
D. growth stage with substantial cash on hand and retained earnings.
9. Assume that an entity depreciates equipment purchased this year on a straight-line basis for financial reporting purposes and uses an accelerated method for tax purposes. If the company acquires more expensive equipment in the next reporting year, the company?s next balance sheet would report a ____________ than the current balance sheet.
A. larger deferred tax liability
B. smaller deferred tax liability
C. larger deferred tax asset
D. smaller deferred tax asset
10. An analyst would be most concerned about earnings sustainability when encountering:
A. operating expense categories, such as cost of goods sold.
B. recurring losses and gains attributable to multiple corporate restructurings.
C. a decline in salaries expense.
D. an increase in research and development costs.
11. In the 1990s, many HMOs felt their participation in Medicare HMOs was essential for their business strategy. The interest of health plans in contracting with Medicare arose from the belief that:
A. it could be profitable.
B. employers wanted HMO options for retirees.
C. contracts with Medicare guaranteed at least a 5-year contract.
D. Both B and C are correct.
12. A ?hold harmless? clause in an MCO contract with a provider:
A. holds the member harmless from being balance billed.
B. holds the physician harmless from any exceedingly high costs.
C. holds the MCO harmless against any lawsuits.
D. protects a physician from being terminated from an MCO network for minor breaches in
13. Disease management is:
A. a specialized form of case management.
B. used to treat acute, relatively inexpensive conditions to keep from ?bogging the system
C. handled mostly by lesser skilled technicians rather than nurses because it is for minor problems.
14. “Stop-loss” is:
A. sometimes called subrogation.
B. used to protect the member from serious financial consequences.
C. always set at a predetermined dollar value.
D. never used in a risk-based system because the losses would be too hard to calculate.
15. HEDIS is federal legislation that:
A. standardized a method for managed care organizations to report information.
B. contains 71 measures of managed care organizational performance divided into 8
C. contains reports that have been called ?report cards.?
D. provides for managed care organizations to collect, calculate, and report information
about their performance.
16. Health care and non-health care organizations use a variety of methods in their organizational development. Which of the following is NOT a typical human process application in achieving this developmental change?
A. Sensitivity training
B. Confrontational meetings
C. Consensus methods
D. Survey research
E. Team building
17. A competency approach to job analysis does NOT include:
A. performance appraisal.
B. discovering unassigned duties.
C. assessing the employee’s attitude on the job.
E. employee selection criteria.
18. Policies differ from procedures and rules. Which of the following is the correct definition for a policy? A policy:
A. is a general statement about the organization’s position on an issue.
B. defines the way an organization deals with broad issues.
C. defines expected behaviors of employees at work.
D. summarizes the legal obligations of the health care organization.
19. Health care HR is NOT responsible for:
C. negotiating purchasing contracts.
D. labor relations.
20. Sally, an R.N. who has worked in an ICU for seven years, is working with Joan, a recently graduated nurse, and new to the ICU. Sally is demonstrating the correct procedure for infusion therapy with a patient. Instruction on proper procedures would be considered:
A. employee development.
B. integrated employee training.
C. team building.
D. the delivery phase of the three-phase training process.
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