Chapter 1: Introduction to the Healthcare Industry | Pretest

  1. According to the US Department of Labor, which two career fields are the fastest growing in the last decade?
  2. What project has developed skill standards for today's labor force based on an understanding of core academic subject matter?
  3. Which ancient civilization was the first to build aqueducts to bring clean water into cities and sewers to carry away waste?
  4. What important healthcare facility was created in Roman times?
  5. Aside from the bubonic plague, what were four serious diseases without cures?
  6. According to the World Health Organization, which disease has been officially eradicated?
  7. Which medical practice was popular in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and was even used on President George Washington?
  8. Who developed the device we know today as the microscope?
  9. Which English doctor developed the practice of vaccination?
  10. Name two medical advancements that came about during the Industrial Revolution.
  11. What disease was the practice of vaccination first used against?
  12. Who established the nursing school at St. Thomas' Hospital in London in 1860?
  13. Who became the first woman to formally study and practice medicine in the United States?
  14. What disease is treated by injectable insulin?
  15. What are the two largest public health insurance programs run by the government?
  16. What do HMO and PPO stand for?
  17. Which type of healthcare facility can be found in some department stores, pharmacies, or shopping centers?
  18. A person experiencing life-threatening symptoms related to stroke, severe trauma, excessive bleeding, or chest pains should be taken to which type of healthcare facility?
  19. What is a popular alternative to long, costly hospital stays?
  20. Where can you go for routine tests and blood drawing?