Sunday, December 06, 2009

An international quiz

#IHI09 I attended the international reception tonight at the IHI National Forum, which is representation from 42 countries. My tablemates (seen here) included people from Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom, India, and Canada.

The first order of business was a quiz, to be answered as a team. This was a good ice-breaker and also somewhat informative. Here are some questions. See how you do:

1. The smallest General Practice in the UK is in one of the 70 Orkney Islands off the coast of Scotland. How many patients are registered with this practice?
A. 300 B. 220 C. 120 D.40

2. What is the maximum number of patients an Italian General Practitioner can enroll?
A. 1000 B. 1300 C. 1500 D. 2000

3. What proportion of the financial compensation of an average English General Practitioner is "pay for performance" for achieving quality goals?
A. 0% B. 5% C. 10% D. 30%

4. In low income economies, which of the following interventions has the largest ability to reduce infant mortality?
A. Oral rehydration solutions B. Strong primary care C. Antibiotic availability
D. Clean running water E. Breast feeding

5. In a recent international survey of GPs, which country had the highest percentage of doctors using electronic medical records in their practice?
A. New Zealand B. Netherlands C. Germany D. USA

6. The Swedish government has announced a national fund to support the achievement of equality goals in healthcare, including gender and race equality in the health services. What is the fund worth?
A. $25 million B. $80 million C. $100 million D. $120 million

7. A woman in the West Midlands region of the English NHS recently became the oldest person in the world to have a hip replacement. How old is she?
A. 99 B. 101 C. 103 D. 108


Answers: D, C, D, E, B, B, C

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