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Health Care Systems

WHO World Health Organization
World Health Organization Compiles statistics and information on disease, publish it, and address serious health problems
US Dept of Health and Human Services Deals with U.S. health
National Institutes of Health Involved in research on disease
Food and Drug Administration Federal agency responsible for regulating f/d products
Health maintenance organizations are focused on prevention
Preferred Provider Restricts participant to certain providers that are contracted to provide care at a discount fee for seniors
Managed Care Developed in response to rising health care costs
Deductible amt that must be paid by pt. for medical services before policy begins to pay
Co-insurance Specific percentage of expense shared by pt. and insurance
Co-payment specific amount a pt. pays for a service
premium amt. paid to insurance company
Long Term Care Provide assistance and care for mainly elderly patients
Emergency Care Provide special care for accidents or sudden illnesses
Mental Health Deals with mental disorders and disease
Industrial Health Care Centers Health centers located in large companies or industries
Clinic offices owned by one or more dentists
Laboratory perform special diagnostic tests
Home Health provide care in a patient's home
Rehabilitation provide physical, occupational, and other therapies
Created by: HS1-1